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Battle Over Logan Square SRO Development Hits Critical Mass

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The debate over a recently proposed studio development in Logan Square has been taken to the streets. We have received this flyer from an anonymous tipster that the community group Save Our Boulevards has begun passing door-to-door as a part of a campaign to put the brakes on Savoy Development's plan to construct a five story, 66 unit SRO-style mixed use development at 2332-40 N. California Avenue. The proposal, which was presented to the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association a week ago, was largely met with mixed reactions from Logan Square residents. Primary concerns about the development included the density of the project, its height and the $1,000 price tag for a 320 square foot unit in the tightly packed building.

The Northwest Side of Chicago is changing fast, and perhaps no other neighborhood is experiencing as dramatic of a change as Logan Square. In addition to Savoy Development's SRO-style "California Studios" proposal, the quickly gentrifying neighborhood has also been recently introduced to what would become its largest development yet. Both proposals have become somewhat of a catalyst to the debate among Logan Square residents about what kind of direction the neighborhood should head in.
· Logan Square SRO Studio Development Gets Public Introduction [Curbed Chicago]
· This High-Density Studio Development May Be Coming To Logan Square [Curbed Chicago]
· Previous Logan Square coverage [Curbed Chicago]