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Seven Story Development Sowing Near North Side City Farm

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An urban farm that laid its roots near the former Cabrini-Green site is getting the heave-ho. City Farm — which farms on pockets of vacant city land — has been at the site owned by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) at Clybourn Avenue and Division Street since 2002. The organization has had plots around the city since the early nineties. Now, a Northbrook-based developer wants to build a seven story, 82 unit residential building with 18,000 square feet of commercial space right smack dab in the Near North Side's kale oasis, according to a zoning application. The project would be designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners, who has also designed another large development coming to the former Cabrini-Green area. But not to fear: The farm's director told the Chicago Architecture Blog that the CHA is searching for potential farmland in the area. A new Cabrini-Green farm should be running in spring of next year, along with the organization's three South Side farms.

— Megan Graham
·City Farm will sprout again [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Previous Cabrini-Green coverage [Curbed Chicago]