CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has signed off on part of the plan to build the Obama Presidential Center in a park on the city’s South Side.

The council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to allow the Obama Foundation to occupy the buildings that will make up the center.

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The city will lease the land in Jackson Park on which it will be built for 99 years for a one-time token payment of $10.

The vote doesn’t clear the way for construction of the $500 million center. The foundation still must do things like complete a federal review process before construction can start.

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Also, the project is threatened by a federal lawsuit from a group that’s against building the center in a public park.

In a video released by the foundation after the vote, Obama thanked the City Council for approving the deal.

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