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Public Buildings Commission

PBC endorses park redevelopment project

The Public Building Commission on Tuesday approved a request from the Chicago Park District to coordinate the purchase of $1.8 million in playground equipment for 38 park locations in the city.

The project marks the initiation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Plays, a program operated by the Chicago Park District in partnership with Friends of the Parks that seeks to replace the playground equipment in 300 playgrounds across the city over the next five years.

Two shuttered school buildings off CPS hands

The Chicago Public Building Commission has agreed to let the Board of Education sell two buildings on the Near North Side that collectively have sat unused for 34 years.

Building commission approves CPS school closings construction plan

One week before the Chicago Board of Education votes on whether to close 53 elementary schools and one high school program, the board of commissioners for the city’s Public Building Commission approved an estimated $160 million worth of capital investments in 100 school facilities. Those facilities will take in students from closing schools if the Board of Education approves the school closings.

Public Building Commission issues RFP for $220 million in school upgrades

The Public Building Commission issued a request for proposals Tuesday for design and construction services for $220 million worth of upgrades in over 100 Chicago public schools.

Mayor: Public Building Commission will handle CPS construction projects