HYDE PARK — Leaders behind a plan for a new $10 million visitors center in Jackson Park will unveil updated designs and progress on the project on Jan. 13.
Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will host a meeting at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., on the University of Chicago campus, with Robert Karr, the head of Project 120.
Project 120 is raising money to build a 15,000-square-foot visitors center designed by Why Designs that undulates to match the landscape around the proposed site at the former music court behind the south parking lots of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Architect Kulapat Yantrasast from Why Designs is scheduled to attend and talk about the current design for the center.
Patricia O’Donnell, Heritage Landscapes, also will attend the meeting to discuss her role as an expert on Jackson Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted in making sure any new construction is consistent with his original vision for the park.
The group is attempting to build the visitors center, and possibly an endowment, to support programming without public funds.
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