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City Council Approves Pilsen Nonprofit’s Affordable Apartment Building

The project, dubbed Casa Durango, is an extension of another project. Combined, they will add 53 affordable units to the neighborhood.

A rendering shows what the building planned for 2008- 2012 S. Ashland Ave. could look like.
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Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect changes to the project, including the unit count, architect and building height.

PILSEN — The Resurrection Project has received the green light to move forward with a three-story affordable apartment building in Pilsen.

City Council approved the Pilsen-based nonprofit’s plan Wednesday for a 16-unit complex at 2008 S. Ashland Ave.

The building will have a mix of one-, two-and three bedroom apartments with a ground floor community area for residents. 

The transit-oriented development, which is near the No. 9 Ashland bus and the Pink Line, will include six on-site parking spots. DesignBridge designed the new building. 

The property is currently a partially vacant lot and a two-story building. 

The apartment units would be available to people making 50-60 percent of the area median income. Rents would range from $794- $1,106.

An earlier iteration of the project, designed by Skender, called for 14 units made up of 1-and 2- bedrooms. The Resurrection Project made changes to the project and worked with another architect after Skender Manufacturing, which was slated to produce the modular units for this project, went out of businesses this fall, officials said.

The approved building is 38 feet tall, down from the initial proposal of 50 feet.

The building is an extension of the Resurrection Project’s 37-unit development at 1850 S. Racine Ave.

In total, the Racine and Ashland projects, called Casa Durango, would add 53 affordable units to the neighborhood.

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