First Phase of New Affordable Housing Complex Now Open
Mar28

First Phase of New Affordable Housing Complex Now Open

A small victory has been scored for affordable housing in Chicago.  A few days ago there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Harrison Row Townhomes, a project from Structured Development. March, 2021 photograph of the Harrison Row Townhomes (Courtesy of Structured Development) Seven of the for-sale townhouses have been completed, and 43 more are on the way.  While it’s a drop in the bucket considering that Chicago has an...

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SRO Watch: Habitat’s East Park Getting $7m Renovation
Feb13

SRO Watch: Habitat’s East Park Getting $7m Renovation

The Habitat Company, one of the few big Chicago developers who aren’t afraid of the poors, is pouring seven million dollars into renovating an S.R.O. in East Garfield Park. The East Park S.R.O. is a five-story building just two blocks from the park and its magnificent and historic fieldhouse.  It features 152 furnished homes, each with its own bath, full-sized appliances,  and even air conditioning. According to the construction...

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Slice of Life: Perspective Under the El

Horizon lines on the ground merge with their lofty counterparts created by the CTA’s Brown and Pink line tracks near the Ashland Station (1601 West Lake Street) above Lake...

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