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Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Chicago Department of Planning and Development

West Side Police Parking Lot Is Slated To Become Affordable Housing, With Goal Of Bringing Back People Who Left Lawndale

Grace Manor aims to bring 65 affordable apartments and retail to Ogden Avenue. The project will be considered by City Council next week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Grants Up To $5 Million Available For Businesses And Entrepreneurs As Part Of Chicago Recovery Plan

The Chicago Recovery Plan Community Development Grant will offer grants that will prioritize businesses in historically underserved neighborhoods.


Historical Uptown Condo Building Gets $250K In City Funds For Renovation

The Gunnison Street Lofts building, which houses Fat Cat and Lao Sze Chuan, is one of 12 buildings to win Adopt-A-Landmark funds.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Austin’s Laramie State Bank Is Becoming A Museum. But First, It Needs Emergency Repairs To Fix Severe Water Damage

The building has rapidly deteriorated since it was foreclosed in 2012. In the coming years, it will be transformed into a museum, a business incubator and a café.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Construction Of $20 Million Auburn Gresham Affordable Housing Complex Could Begin Next Summer

The long-awaited project would bring affordable housing and new stores to vacant land on West 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Rogers Park Nature Center, Lakeview School Playground And West Ridge Sports Fields In Running For City Grant

The proposals for Nettlehorst Elementary, Leone Beach Park and Warren Park are part of the Chicago Works Community Challenge.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Bronzeville Nurse Hoping To Bring More Healthy Food To The Neighborhood Gets $15K City Grant

Food Matters imagines a community space, shared kitchen and indoor farming market near the 43rd Street Green Line station, aiming to create a more equitable food ecosystem in Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

West Side Railroad Could Become A 606-Style Trail — And Lawndale Residents Want It To Bring Art And More To Area

The city plans to turn a 2-mile stretch of the Altenheim railroad into an elevated trail. Residents can weigh in on the plan Thursday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Black Inventors Museum Or A Health Center? Officials Weigh Proposals For South Shore Development

Both projects pitched for 79th Street would include housing near public transit, plus shops.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sterling Bay’s 29-Story Fulton Market Apartment Tower Next To Morgan Station Gets Key City Approval

Under the plan, the 350-foot-tall apartment tower will bring 282 residential units and 2,000 square feet of retail to 160 N. Morgan St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Council Approves South Loop Hotel, Apartment Towers With More Than 1,000 Units

The new residences and apartments are planned for 525 S. Wabash and 1400 S. Wabash.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Galleria 89 Development Will Bring 45 Apartments, Dollop Coffee And Business Center To South Chicago

The $23.5 million development is planned for a mostly vacant stretch along the 8800 block of South Commercial Avenue and will include 27 affordable units.

South Chicago, East Side

3 New Towers With More Than 1,000 Housing Units Greenlighted For Wabash In Loop And South Loop

The projects would bring homes and retail to 525 S. Wabash Ave. and 1400 S. Wabash Ave. The Plan Commission signed off on the plans Thursday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Streetscape Upgrades Coming To 47th Street, Ashland Avenue Corridors In Back Of the Yards

Residents said they hope the upgrades include more pedestrian safety measures and potential bike lanes along Ashland Avenue.

Back of the Yards

Some Lawndale Residents Have Hoped For Their Own Elevated Trail For Years. Now, They Are Helping Create It

City planners will work with neighbors to brainstorm how to ensure the West Side trail has positive economic outcomes similar to that of The 606's Bloomingdale Trail while preventing displacement.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Small Manufacturers Struggling During Pandemic Can Look To Free Workforce Training Program For Help

Small companies in seven TIF districts are eligible to participate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Backs Plan To Turn West Side Bank Building Into Latino Heritage Center, Affordable Housing

The redevelopment of Pioneer Trust & Savings Bank, which has sat vacant for 13 years, would "preserve our cultural identity in that area and repel any symbols of gentrification," the alderman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Plan To Turn West Side Bank Building Into Affordable Housing And A Latino Heritage Center Moves Forward

The project would involve the Pioneer Trust & Savings Bank building and surrounding lots near North Avenue and Pulaski Road.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Pop Courts Community Plaza Opens On West Side To Jump-Start Soul City Corridor Businesses

The plaza is a reminder people in Austin "deserve everything everyone else has in all these other communities. There's no reason we can't have this."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How To Weigh In On Plans For Bronzeville’s 47th Street Corridor

Three projects are proposed for the 449-51 E. 47th St. Neighbors can watch pitch videos and fill out a scorecard to give their input.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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