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Roberto Maldonado
Roberto Maldonado

Affordable Housing And Arts Building A Step Toward Preserving Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican Identity: ‘We Are Not For Gentrification’

After years of planning, a five-story affordable housing complex with a ground-floor theater will soon rise on Division Street.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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

Affordable Apartments At Humboldt Park’s La Casa Puertorriqueña Site Got City Council Approval

For the past couple of years, there has been little activity on the site. But now, nonprofit developer Hispanic Housing’s long-planned project is moving forward.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Teen Killed In Shooting, Other Gun Violence Victims Honored With Mural: ‘We Hope That Their Lives Inspire Change’

Neftali Reyes Jr. was shot and killed in 2017. Family and friends gathered this week to pay tribute to the 19-year-old, a talented baseball player who "learned to catch before he could walk."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Gunman From ‘Horrific’ Humboldt Park Shooting That Killed Young Parents Will Be Arrested, Lightfoot Vows

The victims shared two young children. A fundraiser to pay for their funerals and help their children has raised more than $30,000.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Alderman Slams Police Commander For Closing Road Near Puerto Rican Parade To Prevent Shootings

"Closing access to Marin Drive during this weekend ... is sending the message that we can't celebrate safely. And I know we can," Ald. Roberto Maldonado said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Affordable Apartments Moving Forward, But Neighbors Say Alderman Is Ignoring Their Pleas For A Public Meeting

"This is a nine-story development in the heart of our community ... and [Ald. Maldonado] is not allowing the community to weigh in," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Developer Breaks Ground On Long-Planned Affordable Housing Arts Building On Humboldt Park’s Paseo Boricua

The project, funded by tax-increment finance dollars and tax-exempt housing bonds, will bring 24 units of affordable housing geared toward artists and a ground-floor theater to 2709-15 W. Division St.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Doesn’t Have Enough Vaccination Sites — And The City Needs To Do More, Local Leaders Say

The alderman said he's also concerned white suburban residents are booking most appointments at neighborhood sites rather than Black and Latino residents.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Plan To Bring Affordable Housing For Artists To Humboldt Park Gets Funding Boost

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday issued an ordinance to allocate an additional $6 million in tax-exempt housing bonds toward the long-discussed project at 2709-15 W. Division St.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Some Neighbors Complain, City Removes Colorful Graffiti Along 606

Some neighbors were disappointed in the removal. "These things were beautiful. It's not hurting anybody," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

After Years Of ‘Racist Vitriol,’ Chicago’s Neighborhood Facebook Pages Face Pushback From Residents

Neighborhood Facebook pages are fixtures in many communities, but they have been hotbeds for racism. Mods and neighbors are increasingly pushing back.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alderman Wants To Extend Ban On Demolitions Along The 606

Northwest Side leaders want more time to come up with a long-term legislative solution to protect areas near the trail from rapid gentrification.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Affordable Housing Complex Proposal Near 606 Trail Awarded $1.5M In Federal Tax Credits

The development would bring affordable housing to an area grappling with gentrification, but the coronavirus crisis may delay it.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Demolition Along 606 Halted For 6 Months As City Looks Into Impact Of Gentrification

The ban will begin Feb. 1. and end Aug. 1.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Plan To Stall Development Along 606 Trail Wins Lightfoot’s Support Ahead Of Council Vote

Mayor Lori Lightfoot supported a scaled-back version of the plan Tuesday after initially blasting the original proposal as misguided and likely illegal.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lightfoot Blasts Proposal To Freeze Development Near 606: ‘We Need A Surgical Knife, Not A Club’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted a proposal to freeze construction near the 606 as a misguided effort that is likely illegal.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

New 606 Anti-Gentrification Plan Would Ban New Housing, Teardowns Along The Trail For 14 Months

The ordinance aims to pump the brakes on the booming real estate market along the trail that has displaced many Latino residents.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Looking For Affordable Housing In Logan Square Or Humboldt Park? Find Out What’s Available At Housing Fair

The purpose of the fair, set for Aug. 10, is to give neighbors the tools they need to find affordable housing in the area.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alderman Who Cashed In On 606 Boom Blocks New Development Near Trail, And One Property Owner Is Fighting Back

The property owner said Ald. Maldonado has blocked him at every turn, limiting what he can build on the site: "This is the quintessential example of aldermanic privilege being abused."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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