Three new winners of the city’s Invest South/West initiative have been announced by the mayor in Humboldt Park and South Shore. The three winners are located at 3601 W Chicago Avenue and 4000 W North Avenue in 2908 E 79th Street in South Shore. All together the three proposals represent a $126 million investment in the neighborhoods aimed at increasing the quality of life, adding equitable affordable housing while joining a list of seven past winners of the two-year-old program that are set to break ground soon.
The Chicago City Council has approved rezoning for a new residential development at 517 W 119th Street in West Pullman. Located on the southwest corner with S Normal Avenue, the new building will replace a vacant lot next to a small one-story structure. The rezoning from B1-1 Neighborhood Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District will allow developer West Pullman LLC to proceed with the HED Architects-designed affordable housing apartment building.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the rezoning of an existing residential building at 141 W Oak Street in the Near North Side. Developer Morningside South Affordable LLC will lead the renovation of the existing structure now that rezoning has been approved. Bound by W Oak Street to the north, N LaSalle Drive to the east, and N Wells Street to the west, the white clad tower will see all of its existing units rehabbed in preparation of future leasing.
Extended funding for the redevelopment of the remaining parcels of the former Cabrini-Green homes has been approved by the Community Development Commission in Near North Side. The first of the two separate vacant parcels just west of downtown, sits north on the corner of N Larrabee Street and N Clybourn Avenue, replacing the recently demolished Near North Career High School. The second parcel just south of the first sits on the northeast corner of W Division Street and N Halstead Street next to a Target that was developed on former housing property as well.
New plans for a fully affordable residential development at 1805 N Hamlin Avenue in Logan Square have been presented to the Committee on Design. Being developed by the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) and partially designed by Canopy Architecture with the Site Design Group, the new complex replaces an industrial lot being remediated by the city. The site, bought by the city in 2019 and donated to the developer, is bound by N Hamlin Avenue to the west, W Cortland Street to the north, and N Ridgeway Avenue to the east.