Time for Jackson Park change advocates to explain costs to all

To the Editor:

The Chicago Park District, Army Corp of Engineers, Project 120 have spent a great deal of taxpayer funds on the renovation of Jackson Park, which is known as the GLFER Restoration Project.

These entities have failed to inform the public how these upgrades will be impacted as the Obama Presidential Center and the Tiger Woods Golf Course initiatives move forward. It is obvious that all of the landscape changes, which include new plantings and berms, west of Lake Shore Drive will be removed, along with many mature trees, when LSD is enlarged. What will remain of the many upgrades along the lagoon by Cornell Drive, when this roadway is removed, has yet to be explained.

The time has come for those advocating the changes to Jackson Park to explain the financial and environmental costs to all.

Michael Hoke