Bridgeport Village developer claims former Daley aide sought discount prices

Developer Thomas Snitzer alleges in a federal lawsuit that political operatives from Mayor Daley’s native 11th ward shut down work on his Bridgeport Village subdivision when he refused them favors, according to a story today in the Chicago Tribune.

Snitzer claims that a former Daley aide demanded kickbacks and discounted prices on homes at the swank Bridgeport Village, a collection of 115 single-family homes on a former industrial site at 33rd Street and Racine Avenue, at the South Fork of the Chicago River.

A city spokesperson reportedly told the Trib that work was suspended at the site because of multiple building code violations that were the developer’s fault. Ten homes remain for sale at Bridgeport Village.

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