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J. Byron’s $900 Million Project on Chicago’s South Side

podcast April 2, 2024

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Ep. 159 J. Byron is the Lead Developer at Woodlawn Central, a $900 million economic development project on Chicago’s South Side. The massive project will include a boutique hotel, call and data center, residential buildings, theater, urban farm and microgram. And, there are plans to integrate a lot of technology like AI, AR, and VR to assist with the community health, safety, education and tourism aspects of the project. And, they’re developing with the community, not in spite of it — this project focuses on economic development without displacement.

On this episode, the brothers speak with AfroTech’s Will Lucas about Woodlawn Central’s ‘development without displacement’ focus, how to build when you don’t have all the money, and changing the perspective of a Black community.

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