Several revitalization projects are poised to begin in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, according to eNews Park Forest. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for a new fieldhouse at Williams Park and an overhaul of the Chicago Bee Public Library. 

The Chicago Park District will lead the creation of the 10,000-square-foot Williams Park Fieldhouse at 2820 S. State Street. The new park facility will feature a gymnasium and space for education and the performing arts.

STLArchitects, a firm based in Chicago, has designed the fieldhouse. The $6 million project will have a unique exterior: Lustrous metal paneling will change colors in the sun, creating a glimmering aesthetic, per Curbed Chicago.

The Chicago Bee library branch, located at 3647 S. State Street, will undergo significant updates. The library’s revamp will include a new digital media space designed to help teenagers learn about career opportunities. The library will also focus on offering classes for adults and seniors.

Other new developments coming to Bronzeville include the Third Ward Parade of Homes housing plan, which will add up to 42 new, single-family homes in Bronzeville, according to the City of Chicago. Last year, a Mariano’s grocery store and the new Bronzeville Arts and Recreation Center opened in the neighborhood.