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INVEST South/West

INVEST South/West
INVEST South/West

$58 Million Project Bringing Housing, Retail To Back Of The Yards Breaks Ground

The first phase will revitalize the Goldblatt's building at the southwest corner of 47th Street and Ashland Avenue into a 15,000-square-foot, federally qualified health center and 7,200 square foot of locally owned retail space.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

A Six-Flat With A Greenhouse Center? Affordable Housing For South, West Sides Reimagined In Architecture Contest

Designers were asked to reimagine two- and three-flats, rowhouses and six-flats. The city will use some of the ideas to build 30-100 affordable housing units on vacant lots.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

$68 Million West Side Industrial Center Breaks Ground At Infamous Silver Shovel Dumping Ground

The project at what was called Mount Henry will include an industrial park, community park and a job training center.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Affordable Housing, Restaurants Pitched To Replace City-Owned Vacant Lot In Garfield Park

The plans were created with transit-oriented development in mind, maximizing the location’s proximity to the Green Line and other public transit options.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Before Opening Near South Side High School, City Must Support Existing Schools In The Area, 4th Ward Candidates Say

Some candidates are calling for a written commitment by Chicago Public Schools leaders to invest in existing schools before creating another high school.

South Loop

Ogden Avenue Corridor Will Get Major Renovations As Part Of West Side Redevelopment

The West Side thoroughfare could get new sidewalks, bike stations, improved lighting, seating areas and landscaping under the plan.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Invited In Only To Be Shut Out

The city’s premiere development initiative, Invest South/West, has brought hope to areas long ignored by developers. But some residents say they’ve been left out of decision-making on the projects coming to their areas.


What Are Humboldt Park’s Housing Needs? Give Input At City Listening Session Next Week

The meeting is part of a broader effort to keep residents informed about Invest South/West projects in their neighborhoods.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

South Chicago Set To Get Raised Bike Lanes, Markers Honoring History To Make Streets ‘Vibrant And Accessible,’ Leaders Say

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and local leaders broke ground on the $43 million project, which will improve Commercial Avenue and 92nd Street by 2025.

South Chicago, East Side

Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub Brings Resources Back To The South Side: ‘We Can Make Great Things Happen’

As live music played, families and friends explored the four-story lifestyle hub for the first time. “I want people to tell their kids and grandkids about this," a community leader said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Connect, A $14 Million Culinary Hub And Community ‘Living Room,’ Breaks Ground At Century-Old Firehouse

Developers at McLaurin Development Partners said construction will begin on the culinary hub in the "coming weeks," and it could open by summer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

$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
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