Posts tagged "development"

Subsidized housing and slum landlords

What do you have if you put together a prominent landlord, $300 million in development projects and apartments without heat? Today, tune in to the  Barbershop Show on Vocalo at noon, when we’ll look into what the conditions are in subsidized housing managed by one polarizing figure on the South Sider–Leon Finney Jr. Finney is a... Read more »

Residents concerned, skeptical about the future of neighborhood park

Residents concerned, skeptical about the future of neighborhood park
Greenbaum park isn’t very big. Just a half-block sized park, it has a basketball court, a soccer field, a playlot and a community garden. But it’s a haven for the neighborhood, resident Stephen Edwards says. “It’s the only sort of open space for several blocks in any direction,” Edwards says. “I took my kids there... Read more »

Making a mixed-income community work: Roosevelt Square

On Tuesday, residents on the Near West Side got to see plans for two new condo buildings being built as part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s mixed-income Roosevelt Square development. While launching the Plan for Transformation, the CHA made plans to demolish around 3,500 ABLA public housing units that were previously located on the site.... Read more »
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