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$48.4 Million Woodlawn Affordable Housing Development Should Have ‘Space For Community,’ Neighbors Say

May 24, 2023


A Block Club Chicago story

WOODLAWN — Woodlawn residents called for a $48.4 million development planned for 63rd Street to prioritize community-building, safety and quality services during a public meeting this week.

The Woodlawn Social project was selected this month by the city’s Department of Planning and Development as the winning proposal to redevelop land in the 900 and 1000 blocks of East 63rd Street.

Woodlawn Social will include 60 affordable apartments in a six-story building. At least 18 would be affordable to “very low-income” households under a 2020 ordinance requirement to boost Woodlawn’s affordable housing stock.

A neighboring four-story building would have 10 townhomes for sale. Seven townhomes would be market-rate, while three would be affordable through the City Lots for Working Families program.

Developers Preservation of Affordable Housing and KMW Communities are behind the project.

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