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Woodlawn Affordable Apartment Complex Can Slow Gentrification Near Obama Center, Supporters Say As Project Clears Hurdle

Park Station would bring more than 40 affordable apartments to a vacant lot one block away from the Cottage Grove Green Line station.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Apartment Complex Near O’Hare Gets Key Approval From City Commission — Despite Aldermen’s Opposition

The commission voted 10-1 to approve Glenstar’s proposal to build a seven-story, 297-unit apartment complex at 8535 W. Higgins Road in the 41st Ward. It would also have 59 affordable units.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Affordable Apartment Project Near O’Hare Faces Key Vote As Developer Battles Alderman Who Doesn’t Want It

Ald. Anthony Napolitano appealed to his colleagues to defeat the proposal, saying its approval could set a new citywide precedent eroding aldermen’s unwritten powers to kill developments in their own wards.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Plan To Turn Weiss Hospital Parking Lot Into Apartments Gets Key City Approval Despite Some Neighbor Opposition

The plan for the 314-unit building is moving forward after a bumpy community approval process earlier this summer.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Shore Film Studio Clears Major Hurdle Toward Construction, Grand Opening Planned For Early 2023

The City Council's Plan Commission signed off on the proposed Regal Mile Studios at 77th, South Chicago and Stony Island.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan Commission Set To Hear Next Phase Of Roosevelt Square Development, Controversial Uptown Luxury Residential Proposal

Also on the agenda for the meeting is the long-awaited renovation of the Ramova Theatre in Bridgeport.

Downtown

27-Story Fulton Market Apartment Tower Approved By Key City Committee As Neighborhood Boom Rolls On

The city's Plan Commission also signed off on a nine-story office building at 1229 W. Randolph St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

$250 Million Old Town Project With 450 Apartments Approved By Key City Commission

The Shops at Big Deahl project would include three residential buildings, a fitness center and a public park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

West Loop Parking Garage Pitched By Plumbers Union Lands Key City Approval

Union representatives say the parking garage would be used by union members and would be open to the public in a rapidly developing area where neighbors demand more parking options.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Gold Coast Condo Tower, Bridgeport Distribution Center Set For Plan Commission Approval

The 35-story luxury condo tower at 40 W. Oak St. would be across the street from the Newberry Library and Ogden Elementary School.

Citywide

$3.5 Billion Michael Reese Redevelopment Plan Moving Forward As Developer Applies For Zoning

Farpoint Development is overseeing the ambitious two-phase plan for the former hospital, which is slated for completion by 2035.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan Commission Approves Report On Woodlawn’s Future Near Obama Site — But City Says ‘This Is Not A Plan’

The report is meant to serve as a framework for preserving affordable housing, not be "the final say." The specifics must be hashed out in an ordinance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

16-Story Hotel Between Alhambra Palace And City Winery Approved By Key City Commission

In addition to the new hotel, the city's Plan Commission also approved an 11-story apartment building across the street from nearby Union Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop