• Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

    "It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

    by Mina Bloom / Block Club Chicago / August 22, 2021

    AVONDALE — The Park District is set to make $89,900-$137,600 in its first full year of allowing retail giant Amazon to install controversial delivery lockers in more than 100 public parks — and critics say the amount doesn’t justify the intrusion.

    Block Club obtained the Park District’s contract with Amazon through a public records request after several lockers were installed on sidewalks, partially blocking them, in parks earlier this month.

    The contract shows Amazon pays the Park District $50 a month for each of the smallest of the steel lockers, which are 6 feet wide. The contract calls for $125-a-month payments for the largest lockers, which are 15 feet wide. Read more HERE

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