Chicago Department of Planning and Development Managing Deputy Commissioner Lawrence Grisham told Chicago aldermen that his department is on pace to meet its annual affordable-housing development goals during a Monday meeting of the City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate.
Aldermen advanced a measure increasing affordable-housing requirements for new residential developments during a joint meeting of the City Council’s Housing and Zoning committees on Wednesday. The amendments to the city’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance received the committee’s approval despite opposition from Chicago developers.
In perhaps a sign of changing economic times, the Chicago Sun-Times' old South Side printing plant is likely to become a large-scale data center after a City Council panel Wednesday approved ending land-use restrictions for the parcel.
A City Council committee moved forward on Tuesday a land swap that will give Jones College Prep a track and artificial turf field, while at the same time providing public housing to former Cabrini-Green residents.