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Affordable Apartments On Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street Move Forward With A $40 Million Price Tag

Developers hope to secure $15 million in TIF funding to build two affordable housing units on vacant land along 79th Street, a project that's been fiercely debated nearly a year.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lincoln Square Neighbors Rally For Affordable Housing Proposal Amid Parking-Fueled Debate: ‘The Community Is Ready’

The much-debated project has stalled over disagreement about how much parking the area needs. "This is something we care about a lot and we want to see it move forward," one organizer said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Parking Fight Risks Derailing Lincoln Square Affordable Housing Project, Residents Call For Compromise

The project at Western and Leland has been controversial among neighbors who want affordable housing at a city-owned lot and those who want to preserve public parking in a busy shopping district.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Affordable Housing Development Stalls As City Rejects Funding 40+ Parking Spots

City officials said the current plan has too much parking and accused the alderman and developer of ignoring their warnings about the issue.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Neighbors Petitioning City To Advance Affordable Housing Proposal Near Brown Line

City officials say they are committed to building the low-cost housing near the Brown Line. But the compromise neighbors reached on public parking is a sticking point for key funding.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Residents Move Into Jefferson Park Affordable Apartments After Years Of Neighborhood Debate: ‘I’m So Happy To Live Here’

The apartment complex by Full Circle Communities has been under construction since January 2020 and has 75 affordable units for veterans, older people and people with disabilities.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Construction Starts At Albany Park Affordable Housing Development Named For Beloved Northwest Side Organizer

The six-story building, named Maria Elena Sifuentes, will include 50 apartments aimed at helping neighbors who might have been priced out of the neighborhood otherwise due to gentrification. 

Albany Park

After Almost 5 Years, Apartments Near Ravenswood Metra With Affordable Housing Could Begin Leasing In Fall

The $40 million complex at the former Chase Bank site was proposed in 2016, and the bank was replaced with a smaller version in 2019. Construction on the apartments could finally wrap by 2023.

Ravenswood

North Center Neighbors Hope Apartments Can Boost Lincoln Avenue Businesses And Bring Much-Needed Affordable Housing

The building will have 60 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom apartments, with more than a dozen set aside as affordable.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Uptown Affordable Housing Developments For Women Who Are Homeless, Low-Income Seniors Get City Approval

Separate housing developments for women facing homelessness and an affordable senior apartment building in Uptown were given the OK from a city commission.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

12-Story Affordable Apartment Building In Edgewater Would Bring Family-Sized Units To North Side, Developer Says

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation wants to turn a city-owned part of Edgewater into an all-affordable apartment complex.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Committee Ignores NW Side Alderman, Approves Apartments He Didn’t Want In Rare Move

Ald. Anthony Napolitano argued the area is overburdened with residential density and denied his opposition has anything to do with planned affordable units.

O'Hare

Irving Park Will Be Home To The City’s First Affordable Housing For Native Americans

The development will include apartments, culturally sensitive social services and a rooftop for Native American cultural practices.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Construction Starts On Shops At Big Deahl, A $250 Million Housing Complex On Near North Side

When finished, the development will include three residential buildings centered around a public park. The first building, called the Seng, is a 34-unit affordable condo building that should be finished by December 2022.

Near North Side, River North

Crews Break Ground On Lincoln Park Affordable Building, Launch Renovation Of 2 Senior Living Facilities

When finished, the Chicago Housing Authority will have built an affordable family building and renovated its Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartments and Annex for older people.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Housing Officials Tout Coach Houses, SROs Among Tools To Expand Affordable Housing: ‘It’s No One Thing’

The city has received more than 300 applications from property owners who want to turn basements, attics and coach houses into additional dwelling units in five pilot zones.

Citywide

‘No CHA’ Banner In Lincoln Square Comes Down After Neighborhood Backlash — But Fight Over Affordable Housing Complex Continues

Critics say nearby businesses will lose public parking if housing is built at the lot. The current plans preserve 41 of the 43 public spaces.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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
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