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Hairston To Hold Meeting On City’s Woodlawn Housing Ordinance Tuesday

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) at a City Council meeting in February 2020.
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WOODLAWN — Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will hold a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the city’s proposed affordable housing ordinance for Woodlawn.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. — just blocks away from the proposed Obama Presidential Center site.

“This ordinance was created to make sure that the current Woodlawn residents will be able to stay and share in the transformative opportunity that the Obama Presidential Center will bring,” Hairston said in a Facebook post.

The city’s proposal does not include many aspects of the CBA ordinance proposal, which has stalled in committee for months.

Hairston introduced the CBA ordinance to City Council with Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) in July.

The planned Obama Center site is in the 5th Ward, while most residential areas in Woodlawn are in the 20th Ward.

Public comment on the city’s proposal, which can be submitted to the city by email, ends Monday.

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Obama Foundation Summit attendees look over a 3D model of updated site plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on Oct. 29, 2019.