Important Update from the Obama Presidential Center

Greetings 7th Ward,

As many of you know the Obama Presidential Center will be built just north of our community and we know many of you have questions. We at the 7th Ward Service Center and Alderman Greg Mitchell will work to provide as much information as we can, especially things that deserve your attention. One of the biggest announcements pertaining to the Obama Presidential Center in recent months is about the newly announced lead developer Lakeside Alliance.


This is huge for the city of Chicago and for African American communities like ours. The Lakeside Alliance is a joint venture between Powers & Sons Construction Company, UJAMAA Construction Inc., Brown & Momen, Inc., Safeway Construction Company, and Turner Construction Company.  Five firms from our local communities; five firms with experienced specialists and a long track record of success; five firms coming together as one to create something new and to do something exceptional.

We are extremely excited to see local companies get such a tremendous opportunity, but what is more, it establishes a new entity that continues from this plateau to the next summit. We look forward to seeing what the Lakeside Alliance accomplishes and supporting their growing endeavor.