Tag: Affordable housing

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Clybourn 1200, 1200 N Clybourn Ave, Near North Side

Clybourn 1200, 1200 N Clybourn Ave, Near North Side

Clybourn 1200 is a 7-story, 84-unit mixed-use, mixed-income apartment building under construction on the Near North Side. The building will include g ...
West Loop affordable apartments topped out, closing in

West Loop affordable apartments topped out, closing in

The 10-story, 61-unit apartment building at 727 W Lake St in the West Loop is topped out and in the process of being closed in. According to th ...
Chicago Avenue YMCA slated for redevelopment

Chicago Avenue YMCA slated for redevelopment

Real estate developers have been sniffing around the Lawson House YMCA, 30 W Chicago Ave, for quite some time, scheming schemes to convert it to r ...
A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1197 Telegraph in Lake Forest is on a site that spans nearly half an acre. It's within walking distance of shopping, ...
No visible progress at Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments

No visible progress at Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments

It's been nearly two years since I spent a good chunk of two days walking the area around the Rosenwald Apartments, a massive abandoned complex at ...
Chicago’s five-year housing plan

Chicago’s five-year housing plan

Chicago's fifth five-year housing plan was presented to the City Council on Wednesday for approval. According to Chicago Real Estate Daily, the 20 ...
420 East Ohio apartments, 420 E Ohio St, Streeterville

420 East Ohio apartments, 420 E Ohio St, Streeterville

420 East Ohio is a 40-story, 263-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 420 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 1990 and was one of the ...
Axis apartments, 441 E Erie St, Streeterville

Axis apartments, 441 E Erie St, Streeterville

Axis, previously known as Onterie Center, is a 60-story, 615-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 441 E Erie St in Streeterville. The building's f ...
Lake Shore Plaza apartments, 445 E Ohio St, Streeterville

Lake Shore Plaza apartments, 445 E Ohio St, Streeterville

Lake Shore Plaza is a 38-story, 567-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 445 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 1986. George Schi ...
Is affordable housing unaffordable for Chicago?

Is affordable housing unaffordable for Chicago?

Chicago Real Estate Daily recently reported that the next phase of the redevelopment of the Robert Taylor Homes is moving forward. It involves the ...
Luxury condos mix with affordable housing in “West Wicker Park”

Luxury condos mix with affordable housing in “West Wicker Park”

It was November of 2008 when YoChicago first looked at the new condominiums at 1555 N Talman in Humboldt Park, and expressed skepticism about the ...
Affordable loft apartments planned for South Lawndale

Affordable loft apartments planned for South Lawndale

Storkline Furniture was once one of the nation's largest manufacturers of infant and child furniture, but its sprawling factory at the bleak weste ...
Looking for low-rent furnished digs in the South Loop?

Looking for low-rent furnished digs in the South Loop?

If you're single and all you can afford for rent is "not much," you'll want to check out the SRO (single room occupancy) properties scattered arou ...
Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts receives preservation award

Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts receives preservation award

The landmark Morris Sachs building at 2800 N Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square, which had sat vacant for nearly 20 years, has been transformed into Ha ...
Affordable housing for Chicagoans – in Indianapolis

Affordable housing for Chicagoans – in Indianapolis

According to an article at Urbanophile, more than 48,000 Chicagoans migrated to Indianapolis between 2001 and 2009. Indianapolitans (?) also migra ...
Meet LiveEvanston’s first home buyer

Meet LiveEvanston’s first home buyer

LiveEvanston is a City of Evanston initiative that makes attractive, high-quality homes affordable to qualified moderate-income families. LiveE ...
What should be done with Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments?

What should be done with Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments?

The massive Rosenwald Apartments building at 47th and Michigan in the Grand Boulevard area of Bronzeville was shuttered a dozen years ago. Accordi ...
A curious affordable housing proposal in Irving Park

A curious affordable housing proposal in Irving Park

Both Curbed and The Welles Park Bulldog have weighed in on a recent proposal for a 71-unit affordable housing development in the 2400 block of Wes ...
Neighborhood brief – Kelvyn Park

Neighborhood brief – Kelvyn Park

When the Kelvyn Park neighborhood draws attention, it's typically because of gang activity – and there is that. Kelvyn Park also offers an att ...
Whatever happened to the “games or no games” Olympic Village?

Whatever happened to the “games or no games” Olympic Village?

Five years ago today we were reporting on the Olympics: Mayor Daley intends to build an Olympic Village whether the 2016 Summer Olympic Games c ...
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