To the Editor:
The development on 53rd Street will encourage new businesses to open in Hyde Park and create the benefits that come with a more vibrant business district. A vibrant business district provides convenient access to much-needed retailers and entertainment. It provides employment opportunities. It provides support and volunteers for local community events. A vibrant business district also provides leaders who volunteer to share their expertise by serving on local community organizations.
Bridging the gap between the Kimbark Shopping Center on the west and the 53rd Street business district on the east provides the opportunity for a continuous, pedestrian-friendly business district that will improve our community.