Mayor Levar M. Stoney speaks at a news conference Sept. 14 about the plan to create five new parks in South Side.
“The benefits of green spaces are irrefutable and unmatched, and it’s clear that not everyone in this city has been afforded those benefits,” Mayor Stoney said during the announcement. “It’s our job to intentionally correct that injustice.”
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Thirteen years ago, City Hall spent about $400,000 to tear down the decrepit Madison Arms apartments at Lynhaven Avenue and Drake Street in South Side.