The Community Obama Still Can’t Organize

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The Community Obama Still Can’t Organize

The Community Obama Still Can’t Organize
Feb 20, 2019
Wall Street Journal

The Chicago Tribune calls the ruling “significant because it could delay construction for months, and potentially raise the question of whether the $500 million sprawling presidential campus can be built at all on lakefront property in Jackson Park.” Adds the Tribune:

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, which backed the Protect Our Parks suit, said Obama Center planners “created this controversy by insisting on the confiscation of public parkland.”
“The Obama Foundation could make this issue go away by using vacant and/or city-owned land on the South Side for the Obama Presidential Center (which is planned to be a private facility rather than a presidential library administered by the National Archives), or, better still, land owned by the University of Chicago, which submitted the winning bid to host the Center,” continued the statement from Cultural Landscape Foundation President Charles Birnbaum.