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Wicker Park Condo Building On Western Avenue Approved By City Council

Neighborhood leaders supported a 38-condo plan for 1317-1335 N. Western Ave., but some residents said they worried the project will bring more traffic to the area.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets Key City OK — But Some Worry About Nearby Asphalt Plant

Developers want to build 120 affordable apartments and office space at a warehouse neighboring the controversial MAT Asphalt plant, which opened with little notice to neighbors in 2018.

McKinley Park

Chicago Is Rapidly Losing Its Signature Home, The Two-Flat: ‘Now You Go Through Lincoln Park And It Looks Like The Suburbs’

Chicago has lost thousands of two-, three- and four-unit buildings. In wealthy areas, they've become single-family homes. In poorer neighborhoods, they're now vacant lots.

Citywide

A Developer Proposed Affordable Housing At A Lincoln Square Parking Lot Last Year. That Project Fizzled, And They’re Back With A New Pitch

The developer plans to reapply this summer for highly competitive tax credits it missed out on last year.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

Downtown

Albany Park Plan Would Bring 12 Condos To Montrose Avenue, But Some Worried About Affordability

Platinum Homes wants to build two condo buildings on vacant lots. Some neighbors want the project to be bigger and offer ground floor retail, but developers say that's not feasible.

Albany Park

Affordable Townhomes Come To East Garfield Park To Offset Rising Housing Costs — And With The Hope Of Bringing Back Working-Class Families

The Harrison Row Townhomes will be held in a covenant to keep the homes affordable for 30 years, a move that aims to prevent more gentrification in the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lightfoot Unveils Plan To Boost Affordable Housing In New Developments, But Some Aldermen Want Stronger Measures

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan would require 20 percent affordable units in some new developments, but a competing plan backed by aldermen seeks a minimum affordable requirement of 30 percent.

Downtown

Lincoln Square Lot Would Be Great For Affordable Housing, Some Neighbors Say — But Others Want To Keep The Parking Spaces

The city-owned lot at 4715 N. Western Ave. is one of the main metered parking areas serving the prime Lincoln Square commercial area. A previous proposal to build on the lot didn't go through.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Albany Park Affordable Housing Project Gets Key City Approval: ‘This Is A Huge Victory For Us’

The 50-unit building is part of several projects backed by a local nonprofit to boost affordable housing in the gentrifying neighborhood.

Albany Park

Albany Park Affordable Apartment Building With Child Care Could Break Ground In 2021

The building would keep low-income residents from being displaced amid rising housing costs in the area, advocates say.

Albany Park

For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That

"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Logan Square Church Could Become All-Affordable Housing Project Under New Plan

Neighbors will get a chance to weigh in at a virtual community meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Development Without Gentrification: Garfield Green Housing Plan Aims To Spur Growth, Maintain Affordability On West Side

Historically, transit-oriented development has been centered in more affluent areas. A new plan for rapidly gentrifying Garfield Park puts longtime residents first.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Nonprofit Plans Affordable Housing Building, But Neighbors Say More Family-Sized Units Are Needed

The Resurrection Project aims to build 14 one- and two-bedroom apartments on Ashland, but Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez asked for more family units.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Pilsen Nonprofit Plans Apartment Building With 14 Affordable Units

Resurrection Project leaders said the building is part of the group's “anti-displacement strategy to fight gentrification."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

How To Avoid An Avalanche: Eviction Prevention In The Time Of COVID-19

As comprehensive rent relief stalls and the backlog of eviction filings grows, three housing experts offer their advice on what hard-hit tenants can do now to avoid eviction.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Activists Attempt To Create Community Garden On Old Gas Station Site — Even Though Affordable Housing Is Being Built There

“I was expecting NIMBYs and the other challenges people face when supporting affordable housing," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez said. "It’s really bizarre I’m arguing with a leftist organization."

Albany Park

60 Affordable Apartments Proposed For Albany Park Using City Tax Credits

Celadon Holdings wants to build an apartment building called Metropolitan Apartments in the empty lot at 3557 W. Lawrence Ave.

Albany Park
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