2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced
May10

2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced

The Carling Hotel (Courtesy of LISC Chicago) There are thousands of people who work every day to make Chicago what it is today, and to shape its future.  Some of these individuals were honored last night at the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. Ten organizations were honored by LISC Chicago “for their achievements in community development and architectural design.” Here are the winners: Boxville (Courtesy of...

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People and Projects Honored For Neighborhood Development
Mar08

People and Projects Honored For Neighborhood Development

The annual LISC Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Awards were recently handed out at ceremonies at McCormick Place.  The awards honor “the top real estate development and architectural design projects in the city’s neighborhoods.” It’s a good way to catch up on what’s been going on in the city’s outer neighborhoods, since so much media coverage of real estate development in the city is primarily...

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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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Two Old Town S.R.O.’s Being Brought Up to Modern Standards
Aug02

Two Old Town S.R.O.’s Being Brought Up to Modern Standards

An Old Town S.R.O. is going to welcome low-income residents for a while longer. The Carling Hotel at 1512 North LaSalle Boulevard has a prime location just a block away from Lincoln Park, across the street from Carl Sandburg Village. Usually when we have S.R.O. news it’s about the old school form of low-income housing being torn down or converted into luxury condos. This time, one is being saved. Thanks to money from the new...

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