© Galina Ovtcharova & Alexei Ovtcharov
New Marina construction at 31st Street
The 31st Street Harbor will have approximately 1000 new boat slips, green roof parking garage and other parking improvements. Five pairs of white buildings on the right are lined along M.L. King Drive. In front of these buildings you can see the empty site of the former Michael Reese Hospital, which functioned at this location for almost 130 years. The City borrowed $85 million dollars to purchase this site and demolish the hospital hoping to build the Olympic village here. However, the city lost the 2016 Olympic City contest, and it is not clear how the lot will be used now. The city still has to pay the interest on the loan.