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Chicago Gentrification

Anti-gentrification ordinance halts demolitions near The 606 for six months

Supporters hope the measure will allow the city to craft better housing policies to protect long-time residents.

Affordable modular apartments pitched for vacant Pilsen corner

The six-story design calls for 45 units, a community mural, and 31 parking spaces.

Affordable housing initiative to curb gentrification heads to Chicago City Council

The measure aims to boost the number of affordable units on the city’s Near North and Near West sides.

Affordable housing groups respond to vandalism of ward office

Vandalism by anti-gentrification activists has solicited a strong reaction from affordable housing advocates.

In Woodlawn, community development sparks talk of neighborhood renewal

Can an Obama Library bump add more momentum to the city’s South Side?

Logan Square landlord and alderman at odds over evictions

A long-proposed development for Logan Square may be delayed indefinitely if a dispute between the alderman and landowner is not resolved.

Could another rental tower rise over Logan Square?

The sale of a cluster of buildings on Milwaukee Avenue could trigger the next tower proposal for Logan Square

Renters prepare for big rally at Daley Plaza

The event is just one of many happening for the Renters Day of Action

City Council approves TIF for Uptown development

Today, the City Council voted to approve nearly $16 million in TIFs for the redevelopment of the old Cuneo Hospital site (later Maryville Academy) in Uptown. Thirteen aldermen voted against the plan while 37 voted in favor.

Lathrop residents planning protest against CHA

Residents of the Julia C. Lathrop Homes are gearing up for a protest next week against the plan from the Lathrop Community Partners and Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) that will return only 400 of the development’s original 925 public housing units.

New Wicker Park TOD Nearly Leased Up Before Opening

The new 40-unit transit-oriented development being built at 1515-1517 W. Haddon in Wicker Park is over 70% leased two and a half months before its opening.

Aldermanic Zoning Change Blocks New Pilsen Apartments

New York's Property Markets Group's plan to bring apartments and green space to a vacant 7.85-acre lot at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Peoria is being opposed by Pilsen Alderman Danny Solis (25th) over affordable housing requirements.

Protestors: Too Few Low-Income Units in Lathrop Plan

Opponents contend that the plan's 400 units of public housing is an insufficient replacement for the site's current 935 low-income apartments.

Chicago's Thriving Chinatown Community is a Model for Others

Similar communities in cities across the country have struggled

Landmark Logan Square Building Poised for Redevelopment

The limestone-clad building may be the focus of a new mixed-use proposal in the coming months.

Comment of the Day

Small Businesses Are Struggling to Stay Afloat in Wicker Park

Pilsen Bow Truss Coffee Hit Yet Again By Anti-Gentrification Vandals

WGN Shines Spotlight on New Logan Square Developments, Neighborhood Battles

The Onion Gets in on Humboldt Park Gentrification Narrative

Lakeview's Once Beloved Punkin' Donuts Officially Closes, Target Coming Soon

Developer Sees 111-Unit Apartment Project in Pilsen's Future

Pilsen Moves Forward with 500-Unit Apartment Development

Thousands of New Residences Slated for Former Cabrini-Green

NY Developer Targets Pilsen for 500 Unit Apartment Complex

Cabrini-Green Church to be Resurrected as Residential Project