If there's one thing that doesn't belong in downtown Chicago it's surface parking lots. They contribute virtually nothing to the economic, social, and visual vitality of the area. And fortunately, there may be one fewer soon.
According to the Fulton River District e-mail bulletin, the parking lot at 108 North Jefferson could soon make way for a multi-use building.
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That's the lot a block behind the Citigroup Center, northwest of the ABN AMRO Technology Center.
As more and more people move into the area, we can hope that fewer and fewer surface parking lots will survive and the area can become a thriving home to thousand of new Chicagoans.