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Development Without Gentrification: Garfield Green Housing Plan Aims To Spur Growth, Maintain Affordability On West Side

August 19, 2020

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In a West Side neighborhood facing gentrification, a sustainable housing project will be guided by the needs of residents so they will be the first to benefit from new development in the area.

The project, tentatively called the Garfield Green, is an attempt to create environmentally-friendly affordable housing stock to spur economic development without pricing out longtime residents, according to local leaders.

The precise details on what the housing development will look like are still in the works, pending input from neighbors. But the partners want to create more than 80 units of carbon-neutral housing as well as around 9,000 square feet of commercial space.

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