Polishing Bronzeville: massive mixed-income communities replace projects in bold effort to remake a neighborhood

Lake Park Crescent will include 490 new homes

Rosemary Coleman has some disturbing memories from the 20 years she lived in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Madden Park Homes – bullet casings littering the sidewalks, addicts lining up for dealers stocked with fresh supplies, a neighbor who got shot “right in the street,” she says. “It was really nervy.”

But when she learned Madden Park was one of the many CHA projects slated for demolition, she had no interest in moving to the mixed-income community that would be built in its place.

Read more in the May issue of New Homes Magazine.

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