FEBRUARY 2016

Building heights, market-rate housing increased in Roosevelt Square plan

New plans for the next phase of Roosevelt Square have received mixed reviews from community groups, although they agree they want to see redevelopment of the former ABLA Homes site resumed after a hiatus caused by the housing market crash.

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CHA and DPD change plans, and communities suffer

In 2002, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) came up with its Plan for Transformation. Around the city, it tore down old public housing units — both highrise and low-rise—and promised to replace those units with a combination of public, affordable/subsidized, and market-rate housing.

Add a special touch to your Valentine’s Day with offerings from local businesses

Combine nice food and that special someone, and a great Valentine’s Day will result. With great restaurants, bars, bakeries, and other food shops in this area ready to serve you, your Valentine’s Day will be one to remember.

ATN: February 2016

Armour Square Park, located at 3309 S. Shields, has begun registration for winter programs online at…

Rush plans comprehensive care outpatient center east of Ashland

Rush University Medical Center’s planned development of a new comprehensive care outpatient development on the north side of Harrison Street east of Ashland Avenue between Ashland and Loomis Street will require demolishing student housing on the block, but townhouse residents to the south will not be affected, said Rush officials.

Rehab of former police station to result in Chicago Children’s Theatre

Rehab work began in December on a building that eventually will house a theatre training and performance arts center in the West Loop, signaling the arrival of one of Chicago’s best known arts organizations to the neighborhood.