A loose rendering of the proposed affordable LGBT Senior Home at 3600 N Halsted has been brought to light by the man with the right connections, Skyscraper Page's Spyguy. Adjacent to the new Center on Halsted, a LGBT resource, the 80-unit, six-story building will, in a highly symbolic gesture, absorb the old police precinct building, the locus of community-police tensions for years. The two other buildings on the site will be torn down. In one of Mayor Daley's last acts, the city sold the property to Heartland Housing, Inc. for $1, who then drew up the plan. Housing cannot legally be predicated on sexual orientation, but the site's location in the heart of Boystown, and the high demand for affordable senior housing in the LGBT community ensures a considerable LGBT residency. This project joins only a few of its kind in the country, but more are in the works. The Tribune got confirmation last week from Ald. Tom Tunney that all systems are go and construction is to begin next year.
·General Development Thread [Skyscraper Page]
·Lakeview to be future home of first affordable building for LGBT [Trib]
·LGBT senior housing development to go ahead in Boystown [CBS]