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Real Estate and Development

CHA CEO resigns after two years on job

CHA hopes new federal program will repair thousands of units

The Chicago Housing Authority is asking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist in the rehabilitation of thousands of housing units under a federal program dedicated to preserving public housing.

Listing shows hotel, shops, data center across from DePaul arena site

Demolition of Prentice Women's Hospital begins

Ice rink and gymnastics center slated for 115th and Western

Chicago Spire battle moves to bankruptcy court

Housing committee approves acquisition of Grand Boulevard properties for mixed-used development

The City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate on Wednesday approved the city's acquisition of three properties in the Grand Boulevard community that are envisioned to be the site of a future mixed-used development.

Community Development Commission extends Michigan/Cermak TIF lifespan

Chicago’s Community Development Commission has approved an extension of the lifespan of the Michigan/Cermak Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area.

The commission at its Tuesday meeting passed an amendment to the redevelopment plan for the area that adds 12 years to the life of the TIF, extending it to 35 years. Tricia Marino Ruffolo of the Department of Housing and Economic Development said the Michigan/Cermak TIF was designated in September 1989 to rehabilitate key structures that were in critical condition. The TIF was originally set to expire on December 31, 2013.

Coming to a block near you: CHA subsidized housing?

Landmarks Commission gives preliminary rec for former Lincoln Park school

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved a preliminary landmark recommendation for a former Lincoln Park school.

Built in 1889 and located at 1855 N. Sheffield Ave., the former James Mulligan Public School building is a three-story brick and limestone structure, according to a report from Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development. The building includes large, patterned windows and ornate metal detailing.