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POAH breaks ground for Fifth City Commons in Chicago

July 26, 2023

from Chicago Sun Times

The development — named Fifth City for the area of East Garfield Park it’s in — will bring dozens of rental units and thousands of square feet of retail space to a site a half-mile from the CTA’s Green Line. Construction is more than a year away from completion and a share of the units are intended to be affordable for neighborhood residents.

“Building affordable housing is not just the right thing to do but it’s the smart approach for keeping neighborhoods safe and strong,” said Mayor Brandon Johnson, who spoke at Wednesday’s celebration. read the article