Tag: Bronzeville

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Condo owners plant a garden in a Bronzeville food desert

Condo owners plant a garden in a Bronzeville food desert

I recently met with members of Rosenwald for All, a group of residents concerned that the local infrastructure is inadequate to support the redeve [...]
Rosenwald Apartments proposal advances toward TIF funding

Rosenwald Apartments proposal advances toward TIF funding

Last October we marveled at a proposal to revive the long-vacant landmark Rosenwald Apartments at 47th and Michigan at a cost of just over half a [...]
Will massive drug bust boost Bronzeville condo values?

Will massive drug bust boost Bronzeville condo values?

Unit 4N at 4441 S Indiana just came on the market for $79,900, in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood of Bronzeville. It seems an attractive pric [...]
A brief look back at hopes for Bronzeville

A brief look back at hopes for Bronzeville

Five years ago YoChicago looked in on Bronzeville for an extended peek at what was hoped to be a massive transformation of the South Side neig [...]
From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

Remember plasma TVs as sales incentives? Remember buying a Bronzeville condo for its appreciation potential? Five years ago today we were writi [...]
Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

There's been a great deal of attention paid to "food deserts" in Chicago, i.e. neighborhoods where fresh food is hard to find. More worrisome f [...]
Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka is a Chicago original, one of those outsize characters who create and preserve the built heritage the rest of us then take for grante [...]
Eastgate Village remnants go to auction

Eastgate Village remnants go to auction

When we last looked in on Eastgate Village, a troubled condo / townhome development that abuts the Stevenson Expressway connector to Lake Shore Dr [...]
A renovated 5-bedroom Bronzeville showplace

A renovated 5-bedroom Bronzeville showplace

This may be the "most home for the money" that I've seen in the city of Chicago in years. The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 4539 S King Dr in Bro [...]
Greetings from Nigeria – Bronzeville condo goes from $315K to $9,900

Greetings from Nigeria – Bronzeville condo goes from $315K to $9,900

In September of 2007 Afolarin Gbenga bought Unit 1N at the Michigan Manor Condo, 4343 S Michigan Ave for $315,000 with first and second mortgages [...]
Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Eastgate Village, like a number of developments affiliated with the politically-connected New West Realty, has seen its share of troubles. When we [...]
Bronzeville homes with location and style

Bronzeville homes with location and style

For a limited time new home buyers can receive a $10,000 grant when they purchase a new home at Oakwood Shores in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborho [...]
High-end finishes and convenient location at Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

High-end finishes and convenient location at Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

For a limited time new home buyers can receive a $10,000 grant through the Find Your Place in Chicago program when they purchase a new home at Par [...]
Quote of the day: ‘Playing a kazoo’

Quote of the day: ‘Playing a kazoo’

"Erecting a mediocre piece of urban infrastructure alongside such a campus is like showing up at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert and playing a ka [...]
Riding the Red Line, starting at Sox / 35th

Riding the Red Line, starting at Sox / 35th

Last Wednesday I started what will be an ongoing project through the next month or two: a series of videos profiling each Red Line station between [...]

City approves redevelopment plan for Grand Boulevard apartment complex

View Larger Map The Community Development Commission on Tuesday approved a $26.8 million plan to replace 60 old townhome-style apartments in the the [...]
Plan Commission approves major redevelopment of Lake Meadows

Plan Commission approves major redevelopment of Lake Meadows

The Plan Commission's approval of a mixed-use development across from Wrigley Field won all the headlines last week (more on that one later), but an [...]
For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

Fred Scovell of Keller Williams Realty - West Loop included 16 great photos with his listing for the mansion at 2801 S Prairie Ave on the Near Sou [...]
Weekend opinion – why not build Volo in Bronzeville?

Weekend opinion – why not build Volo in Bronzeville?

I believe the city has blown and will continue to blow a major opportunity in Bronzeville. That opportunity was presented by the large amount of vac [...]
Quote of the day: Putting the brakes on Bronzeville

Quote of the day: Putting the brakes on Bronzeville

From the Tribune: "This area has come to a screeching halt. We thought the business and the community would be much further along." - Richard Chal [...]
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