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INVEST South/West

Controversial Affordable Housing Project In Auburn Gresham Will Be Redesigned — But Neighbors Still Want A Grocery Store Instead

Rather than building one affordable housing complex in Auburn Gresham, developers and city officials have proposed adding two.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

If Auburn Gresham Residents Don’t Want Affordable Housing Development, They Could End Up With Nothing, Officials Say

Auburn Gresham residents were told an affordable housing complex is the only option for their neighborhood — even though they want necessities like a grocery store.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

Auburn Gresham Neighbors Push Back On Affordable Housing Proposal, Say They Want Businesses First

Neighbors spoke out against Auburn Gardens, a $20 million retail and residential space slated to be built on vacant land at 838-58 W. 79th St.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Should North Lawndale Lots Become Cosmetology School, Business Incubator, Food Hall Or Hotel? West Siders Can Help Decide

Six developers are competing to build on vacant land along Ogden Avenue as part of the Invest South/West initiative. Here's what's on the table.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Vacant West Side Lot Could Become A Hotel, Cosmetology School, Business Incubator Or Food Hall

Residents will soon be able to give feedback on the plans for 3400 W. Ogden Ave. as part of the city-led INVEST South/West program.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Teams Competing To Revitalize Bronzeville’s 47th Street Corridor Unveil Grand Plans To Neighbors

The teams are trying to win city dollars to redevelop the property around 449-51 E. 47th St. The winning proposal will be announced later this spring.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As Auburn Gresham Residents Push Back On City-Backed Affordable Housing, Lightfoot And Other Leaders Plead Their Case

The $20 million affordable housing complex is part of the city's Invest South/West program. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told residents the project would be catalytic for 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

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, Auburn Gresham

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
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