The second phase of the Park Boulevard mixed-income development has been completed and is now accepting tenants, the city announced yesterday. The project comes from a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Chicago Housing Authority, and is replacing the high-rise Stateway Gardens housing project that was shuttered throughout the '90s and early aughts. Today, there are 475 total units, of which 108 are mixed-income, 37 are rented at market rate, 34 are for affordable housing and 37 are designated public housing. The effort is just one part of the city's Five Year Housing Plan, which seeks to revitalize neighborhoods like Englewood, Bronzeville and the former Cabrini-Green area. The project joins a handful of new developments in Bronzeville that are intended to bring continued investment to the neighborhood.
·Mayor Emanuel, CHA Acting CEO Jones and HUD Secretary Julian Castro Open Revitalized Park Boulevard Housing Development [City of Chicago]
·Park Boulevard [Official website]
·Previous Bronzeville coverage [Curbed Chicago]