Workshop to discuss planned $10M Jackson Park pavilion this weekend

One of the new renderings of Project 120′s planned Jackson Park pavilion that will be presented at Saturday’s workshop. Photo courtesy of Project 120

One of the new renderings of Project 120′s planned Jackson Park pavilion that will be presented at Saturday’s workshop. Photo courtesy of Project 120

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL
Staff Writer

A workshop to discuss a planned $10 million pavilion in Jackson Park will be taking place at 2 p.m. this Saturday, at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.

The event is being organized by the U. of C. Office of Civic Engagement and Project 120, a non-profit planning a similarly-titled transformation of the park. The initiative is being coordinated with the Chicago Parks District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – which is seeking to restore the park’s natural habitats – and was first revealed at a public meeting held by Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) last November.

Saturday’s 90-minute workshop will touch upon programming at Project 120’s planned pavilion and how the building would serve Jackson Park. It will also feature new renderings of the exterior and interior of the public pavilion, which has been described by its architect as an information center and performance stage resembling the figure of a rising phoenix.

Participants have already been invited by the U. of C. Office of Civic Engagement to R.S.V.P. via e-mail. Meetings to discuss other aspects of Project 120 are being planned according to Bob Karr, a Chicago lawyer who is spearheading the initiative.

For updates on Project 120, visit project120chicago.org.

 j.bishku@hpherald.com

Photo: One of the new renderings of Project 120′s planned Jackson Park pavilion that will be presented at Saturday’s workshop. Photo courtesy of Project 120