Wednesday, June 1 marked a historic date in the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology story, when area residents and CHICAT staff gathered to officially break ground on the organization’s state-of-the art facility bordering the UIC Medical District/University Village neighborhood.
Notable guests included Dr. Suzet McKinney, Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District Commission, Alderman Michael Scott of the 24th Ward, and Illinois Manufacturers Association Vice President of External Affairs, Jim Nelson. Additionally, representatives from CHICAT’s architecture provider, Landon Bone Baker, were in attendance.
Located at 1701 W. 13th Street, the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology will boast premium facilities for youth enrichment and adult education programs, including top-of-the-line design, digital, and 3D maker art studios. The building is LEED certified and doused in sunlight with convenient access to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Pink Line Polk Station and the popular #12 Roosevelt bus.