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INVEST South/West
INVEST South/West

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

Lawndale Resident Who Helped Bring Back The Ogden Avenue Bus Honored By Transit Equity Group

Rochelle Jackson fought for years to get the city to revive the No. 157 bus. Her efforts to expand public transit, cycling and walkability on the West Side are being recognized by the Active Transportation Alliance.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Apartments, Condos And A Health Center Selected For City-Backed Project At South Shore-South Chicago Border

The $47.3 million Thrive Exchange development at 79th and Exchange — with 39 apartments, 24 condos and a health center — was selected as an Invest South/West winner Thursday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Developers Bringing Latino Cultural Center, Affordable Housing And Mixed-Use Project To West Humboldt Park Sites

The old Pioneer Bank site and the Neighborhood Housing Services lot are being redeveloped under the mayor's Invest South/West initiative.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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

West Humboldt Park Residents Consider Competing Proposals For Pioneer Bank Site

Residents can fill out a survey on two proposals that include space for Latino cultural hubs and affordable housing.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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
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