Last night, the Chicago Housing Authority formally unveiled its most recent and fully detailed proposal for the nearly 65 acres of land that once belonged the massive Cabrini-Green housing project. Earlier this year, the CHA unveiled a draft plan for the site, which sought to draw out an idea of where housing, retail and new park spaces would be located, however, last night's meeting offered a clearer picture of how many housing units are planned for the area. The large area will be redeveloped in three phases, and will ultimately produce 2,330 to 2,830 new residences.
Currently, developers are swarming in with new retail and apartment projects, but some are arguing that the new plans don't offer enough density. Private developers will compete to build new structures on the large parcel of land, with the first phase delivering 970-1,270 units, according to DNAinfo. The balance between market rate, affordable and public housing has not been unveiled, however the CHA could get started on the first as early as late next year.
·Cabrini-Green Redevelopment Plan Includes Over 2,300 Homes [DNAinfo]
·CHA Removes Shroud from Cabrini-Green Redevelopment Plans [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Just Released! The Redevelopment Plan For Cabrini-Green [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Cabrini-Green coverage [Curbed Chicago]