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Pilsen Nonprofit To Unveil Design Plan For $20 Million Affordable Housing Development

The Resurrection Project previously revealed plans for a six-story affordable housing complex at 19th and Racine.

The Resurrection Project wants to build a 45-unit affordable housing development at the corner of 18th and Racine in Pilsen.
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PILSEN — The Resurrection Project is set to unveil a design plan for a $20 million affordable housing development this week in Pilsen.

The Pilsen-based nonprofit will present the plan at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 1854 S. Racine Ave. 

Last month, the group proposed building a six story, 45-unit affordable housing apartment building at the corner of West Racine Avenue and South 19th Street. The building was set to include a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments and would serve people making between $17,000 and $50,000 per year.

As previously proposed, the building would also have a community amenity area and 31 parking spaces. 

The Resurrection Project designed the proposal around feedback from the previous meeting that received a mix response from some community members. Some called for fewer units on the property, while others agreed the affordable apartments were needed in the increasingly pricey neighborhood. 

The affordable housing building aims to “get ahead” of gentrification concerns surrounding the proposed El Paseo trail, said Veronica Gonzalez, vice president of real estate at the Resurrection Project.

The groups said they aim to work with Skender, a manufacturing firm which builds modular homes in their new Little Village factory at 3348 S. Pulaski Road.

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Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Residents listen to an early proposal for a 45-unit affordable housing apartment building at 1854 S. Racine Avenue during a recent community meeting at Dvorak Park in Pilsen.

Last year, the Resurrection Project pitched a plan to convert the old St. Vitus Church property into a 42-unit affordable housing development but the project was delayed by preservation and neighbor concerns.

The Resurrection Project currently operates 330 affordable housing units across its Pilsen properties. Those buildings include: Casa Morelos, 2015 S. Morgan St.; Casa Guanajuato, 1313 W. 19th St.; Casa Guerrero, 963 W. Cullerton St.; and Casa Monterrey, 967 W. 19th St.

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