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Cabrini-Green Is Getting New, Mixed-Income Housing As Redevelopment Slogs On

By Stephen Gossett in News on Feb 22, 2017 5:22PM

Larrabee Street and Clybourn Avenue / Google Maps

One of the increasingly few remaining parcels of land at the old Cabrini-Green site is about to be developed for mixed-income housing, the Chicago Housing Authority announced on Tuesday.

The nearly seven-acre site at Larrabee Street and Clybourn Avenue will add a 21-story residential tower, along with townhouses and mid-rise structures. The plan also makes room for 32,900-square feet of retail space and will retain1.2 acres of public open space. More than 480 residential units will be built in total. A mix of one-to-four-room apartments and condos, the plan includes 82 units of affordable housing and 217 market-rate units, according tot the CHA.

Texas-based Hunt Development Group will helm the redevelopment. Construction is expected to begin next year.

“With the approval of these development teams, we are once again demonstrating the momentum we have at CHA to deliver housing, retail options, open space and for the first time, libraries to Chicago neighborhoods” said CHA CEO Eugene Jones, Jr. “This is another example of the progress CHA is making with its development partners as we near the completion of the Plan for Transformation and work to transform neighborhoods.”

The announcement is the latest chapter in the ongoing mass redevelopment of the former Cabrini-Green site, which now includes the hulking NewCity shopping/dining/movie-theater complex, at Clybourn Avenue and Halsted Street. The last high rise of the former public housing complex was leveled in March of 2011.