Logan Square Activists Skewer Schmancy New Apartments In Parody Ad
By Sam Stecklow in News on Feb 17, 2016 6:48PM
Luxury Logan looks like a typical luxury site...
Somos Logan Square, an anti-gentrification advocacy group, is taking aim at two luxury "Transit-Oriented Development" projects in the neighborhood with a site called luxelogan.com.
Presented as promotional material for high-end Logan Square condo developments L and "the Two Towers," the site provides the point of view of developers and Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (pro-luxury developments) followed by quotes from residents who say they will be displaced or priced out by the developments.
...but this probably isn't what prospective renters expect to read (Luxury Logan)
In 2013, Chicago City Council passed an ordinance allowing the so-called transit-oriented developments, or TODs, which are residential buildings built near public transit without parking spaces for all residents. Since then, the fight between Logan Square residents and developers (and Ald. Moreno) over TODs has been heating up .
Logan Square, which has been gentrifying at varying rates over the last decade and change, has another new development to deal with as well: The 606 trail, which residents have said has raised their property taxes, while an affordable housing plan near the trail proposed by Emanuel has been met with skepticism.