News from Alderman Dowell’s July 2012 Newsletter:
Ujamaa/Power JV, the General Contractor for Mariano’s Fresh Market, held their first pre-bid conference for subcontractors on June 20th. The fresh food market, which will be located at 1625 S. Clark Street, was designed as a 62,495 sq. ft. three story building and will offer high quality foods from around the world.
The MBE/WBE contracting commitments for the project are 26% and 5% respectively and employment opportunities will be provided for Chicago and Community residents on the project site as well as in the store. Roundy’s Supermarket, Inc., in collaboration with the 3rd Ward office, City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development, Trinal, Inc., City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King at its Dawson Campus, Chicago Urban League, Project Pride and others will work together to ensure that the construction related residency goals, noted below are met.
- Chicago residency = 50% of total on-site construction hours
- Community hires/Construction = minimum of 5 bona fide persons residing in the community
- Store Hires = Approximately 400 retail jobs with 3rd Ward residents provided priority access to employment opportunities.
Construction begins July 25, 2012.