Articles By Alex Nitkin, The Daily Line
Woodlawn would be included in the plan, but most of South Shore and Washington Park would not.
The city's Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards on Tuesday approved a plan that includes 52 apartments reserved as affordable housing.
If approved by City Council, the project will add 300 apartments, 75 parking spaces and ground-floor retail.
A spokesperson for Mayor Lori Lightfoot declined to say whether she would ask her aldermanic allies to block a vote on the measure.
With the complicated Obama Center CBA stalled, the city is taking a smaller step to preserve housing affordability in Woodlawn by purchasing the vacant properties.
McCutcheon Elementary in Uptown is one of only five CPS elementary schools without a gym.
The delay will not prevent MoCa Modern Cannabis from selling recreational weed on Jan. 1.
The projects, which faced resistance from neighbors, will head to City Council for final approval.
If approved by City Council, the Resurrection Project will build 37 affordable apartments at the corner of 19th and Racine.