A Chicago Sun-Times story
It’s good to see new development coming to the Woodlawn community’s East 63rd Street.
Once among Chicago’s storied commercial strips, 63rd Street was virtually vacant between Stony Island and Cottage Grove avenues by the start of this century, having been picked clean by decades of disinvestment, demolition and the 1990s mistake of ripping down the L tracks that once ran above the street.
A new 70-unit, $48 million mixed-income residential development announced this month and planned for city-owned vacant lots on East 63rd between Ingleside and Greenwood avenues is a potentially welcome addition to the street.
The plan developed by the group Preservation of Affordable Housing and private developer KMW includes a 60-unit, six-story, affordable rental building. A separate four-story building with 10 for-sale, market-rate townhomes is also planned.