September 11, 2019
Work on the Wells-Wentworth Connector linking downtown and Chinatown has begun at Related Midwest’s The 78 mixed-use mega-project. Part of the first phase of development at The 78, the Connector is intended to ease traffic from the Loop to Chinatown.
“The Wells-Wentworth Connector is an important step in the development of The 78,” said Curt Bailey, president of Related Midwest. “Because The 78 will sit on 62 acres of land that has been undeveloped for 90 years, this road will directly connect the Loop to many neighborhoods, including Chinatown, for the first time.
“The Connector will be a safe, beautiful streetscape to travel on, whether by car, bike or foot, and we’re excited about the positive economic impact it will have on the surrounding communities,” he added.
Site Design Group, which created Riverwalk East, Pilsen Mural Park and Chinatown’s Ping Tom Park, is the landscape architect for the Connector.
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