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INVEST South/West

INVEST South/West
INVEST South/West

With An Emphasis On Community, Developers Unveil Bids To Transform Vacant Back Of The Yards Lot

Proposals include affordable housing, community spaces and amenities such as coffeehouses, taprooms and rooftop decks.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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Developers, Local Coffee Shop Owners To Pitch Separate Plans For Back Of The Yards Lot Under INVEST South/West Program

Three competing development teams will present their proposals for the site at 1515 W. 47th St. at a meeting 6 p.m. Thursday.

Back of the Yards

Developers Pitch South Chicago Neighbors On Plans To Revitalize Commercial Avenue With Housing, Retail And More

The competing projects blend housing, retail and outdoor community space. One of the plans will be chosen for a mostly vacant stretch of 8840–54 S. Commercial Ave.

South Chicago, East Side

City Accepting Proposals To Redevelop Land Into Housing And Commercial Space On South Shore, South Chicago Border

The city is seeking proposals to build a transit-oriented residential building and improve the commercial corridor, as about half of the storefronts along 79th Street are vacant.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City’s Plan To Turn 1920s West Humboldt Park Bank Into Community Hub With Affordable Housing Inches Forward

The city on Friday released a request for proposals for two West Humboldt Park sites, which are being redeveloped under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's INVEST South/West initiative.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Laramie Bank And Silver Shovel Projects On Tap, Forum Invites West Siders To Share How They Want To Develop Their Neighborhoods

The Development Without Displacement community conversation will kick off a three-day event dedicated to supporting the West Side, including a fundraiser and a community resource fair.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Some Auburn Gresham Residents Say They Don’t Want City-Backed Affordable Housing On 79th Street

Residents called for more commercial-focused development and better communication from city officials.

Englewood, Chatham

Future Of South Shore Architecture Studio Uncertain As Plan To Buy 79th Street Animal Hospital Falls Through

TnS Studio design principal Taylor Staten said she'd still prefer to open the studio's headquarters in South Shore, but she may explore sites in Avalon Park or Bronzeville.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Siders Looking Forward To Blues Museum, Laramie Bank Overhaul — But Local Groups Want More Input Moving Forward

Neighborhood leaders said the city's selection process lacked enough input from the community and was too rushed to allow local groups to participate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

1920s West Humboldt Park Bank Could Be Brought Back To Life As Community Center, Affordable Housing Under City Plan

The building has been vacant for 13 years, but community members can now weigh in on what they'd like to see in the building as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's INVEST South/West initiative.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

A West Side Landmark Will Be Redeveloped Into A Museum, Cafe And Business Incubator

The city chose the project to give new life to Austin's Laramie State Bank as part of the INVEST South/West initiative. Plans also call for housing to be built nearby.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Century-Old Englewood Firehouse Will Be Redeveloped Into Culinary Center, Business Hub For The Community

City officials chose the project to kick off the second phase of the ambitious Englewood Square development, which is anchored by a Whole Foods Market.

Englewood, Chatham

Discover Customer Center Coming To Chatham, Taking Over Former Target Site

City officials said the call center at 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave. will create 1,000 jobs.

Englewood, Chatham

As Deadline Nears For Winning Englewood Square Proposal, Residents Want More Transparency From City Leaders

While some are excited about developments planned for West Englewood, they fear they'll be left out of the more important decisions.

Englewood, Chatham

Silver Shovel Redevelopment Must Consider Environment, Gentrification, Local Hiring, West Side Residents Say

Six development groups are competing to build on vacant land that was once home to a notorious illegal dumping ground. Three presented to neighbors Tuesday night.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A New Housing Complex Could Be Coming To Auburn Gresham. Here’s How To Weigh In With Feedback

The $20 million development, part of the city's INVEST South/West program, would bring 56 units of affordable housing to 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham

With A Mixed-Use Space In Mind, City To Seek Proposals For South Chicago INVEST South/West Development

Residents say they want a sustainable design matching the neighborhood's aesthetics and offering community programs at the development planned for 89th Street and Commercial Avenue.

South Chicago, East Side

New City Program Aims To Support Artists, ‘Enrich’ Communities With Public Art On South, West Sides

The Artists-in-Residence Program will bring new public art and arts programming to Austin, Englewood, Back of the Yards and Auburn Gresham, city officials announced.

Back of the Yards

Hope Manor Village Brings Affordable Housing For Veterans To Englewood

The $15 million development will complement efforts to revitalize the 63rd Street corridor as part of the INVEST South/West program.

Englewood, Chatham

Healthy Living Hub Is Centerpiece Of Big Plans For Auburn Gresham: ‘In 5 To 10 Years … You’ll See The Vibrancy’

The hub is one part of a plan that won the $10 million Chicago Prize from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation in early August.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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