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INVEST South/West
INVEST South/West

$43 Million Auburn Gresham Apartments Break Ground After Months Of Community Debate

The development is the first of 10 Invest South/West projects to move forward after months of community meetings and criticism led developers to redesign the plans.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Roseland Could Get Street Upgrades, Sidewalk Pavers, Welcome Signs Inspired By Its Flowery Name

The project is meant to provide street improvements in the Far South Side neighborhood. During a Tuesday meeting, neighbors weighed in on visual upgrades to the community's main corridors.

Roseland, Pullman

3 Sites In Roseland, Including Former Gately’s Location, Could Become Homes, Shopping, Business Space And More

The city wants to redevelop the site of Gately's Peoples Store and the Roseland Theatre — and hear plans for how the proposed Michigan Red Line station site could be used.

Roseland, Pullman

The City Is Bringing More Public Art To The South And West Sides — And Neighbors Can Choose What It Will Be

The Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville and Austin projects could be much more than murals, officials said — it could be art that makes the area safer or highlights history like the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican flags. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub Will Open This Month On 79th Street, Bringing New Life To A Long-Vacant Building

The hub will bring a pharmacy, doctor's office, bank, restaurant and a Chicago Bears-backed teaching kitchen to the South Side community, which has been devastated by closures and vacant storefronts.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Connect, A $15 Million Business Incubator To Be Built In An Old Firehouse, Could Break Ground This Fall

Englewood Connect will be built in three phases, the first including a restoration of the firehouse and construction of the “Living Room,” a year-round gathering space for neighbors.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Shore Artist Dorian Sylvain Bringing Huge Afrocentric Mural To Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street

The mural aims to capture the essence of Auburn Gresham, and neighbors can pitch in to help on a July 23 community day.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Council Greenlights Plan To Transform Laramie State Bank Into Housing, Cafe, Museum And Incubator

The $44.2 million plan received a key zoning change needed to redevelop the vacant building for the benefit of the community and local economy as a flagship project of the Invest South/West initiative.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Laramie State Bank Redevelopment Bringing Museum, Housing, Café, Plaza To Long-Vacant Building Gets Key City Approval

The $44.2 million project to revive the nearly century-old building on Chicago Avenue is set for City Council votes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here Are Some Street Upgrades That Will Start Rolling Out In Pullman In 2023

Better walkways for pedestrians and bike lanes are some of the proposals for 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue as part of the city's Chicago Works infrastructure program.

Roseland, Pullman

A 108-Unit Affordable Housing Development Could Be Coming To Englewood’s 63rd Street Corridor

The project would be the second big development to come to the Englewood Square area, along with an eco-food hub and business incubator planned for an old firehouse.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

A Hotel May Be Coming To North Lawndale’s Ogden Corridor As Developer Regroups After Missing Out On City Grant

The city is supporting development of the hotel on four vacant lots near the CTA Pink Line as a way to bring jobs, tourism dollars and boost the impact of other major investments in the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

2 West Humboldt Park Developments Would Bring 100 Apartments, Grocery Store And More To Chicago Avenue

The developments aim to revitalize West Chicago Avenue by bringing in new housing and businesses.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Improvements Are Coming To 79th Street. Here’s How Auburn Gresham Neighbors Can Weigh In

A myriad of improvements, ranging from updated sidewalks to site furniture, are in store for the 79th Street Corridor.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West Siders Were Promised A Say In Silver Shovel Redevelopment. But Decisions Were Made ‘Behind Closed Doors,’ Residents Say

People on the West Side are relieved the former dump will be turned into a community asset. But the planning process has been marred by a lack of transparency and decisions that flouted recommendations of the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Silver Shovel Site’s Future: City Picks $38 Million Related Midwest Project To Revamp Notorious West Side Dumping Ground

In the '90s, the massive lot was home to one of the most nation's most notorious environmental justice disasters. Now, over 30 years later, it'll become a manufacturing complex and an innovation center.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Dozens Of South, West Side Small Businesses Getting $14.4 Million In City Grants

Grants through the Chicago Recovery Program range from $24,090 to $2.5 million, and can be used for business renovations and other improvements.

Citywide

West Side Police Parking Lot Will Become Affordable Housing And Shops To ‘Bring People Back’ To North Lawndale

Grace Manor will bring 65 affordable apartments and retail to Ogden Avenue right across the street from Lawndale Redefined, a $31 million INVEST South/West project.

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.

Citywide
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