University of Chicago faculty sign letter opposing current plans for Obama Presidential Center amidst changes

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u2/u2lakvb42leshq3m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u2/u2lakvb42leshq3m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u2/u2lakvb42leshq3m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u2/u2lakvb42leshq3m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />From <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" >disapprovals over the design</a> to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150042696/obama-center-parking-garage-proposal-community-groups-offer-feedback-after-latest-design-revisions" rel="nofollow" >concerns about parking</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/785892/obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" >Obama Presidential Center</a>&nbsp;has been met with strong opposition since its unveiling. In particular, residents of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031302/chicago-s-south-side-community-expresses-concern-about-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" >Chicago's South Side</a>, where the center will be located,&nbsp;have been quite critical of the Foundation's location choice as well as its refusal to sign a Community Benefits Agreement.&nbsp;
Joining in on the conversation, more than 100 University of Chicago faculty members have now penned a letter concerning the Obama Center, opposing its plans on economic and preservation grounds. Though faculty members support locating the Center in Chicago's South Side—near the university where the former President once taught—they share concerns expressed by neighborhood groups about its currently planned placement at Jackson Park
Woodlawn residents and Hyde Parkers protest current Obama Center plans back in November. Courtesy of Southside Together Organizing for Power.
According to the criticism, locating the Center in Jackson Par...

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