City Of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority, and Related Midwest Break Ground on Next Phase at Roosevelt Square

Date Published: 
January 24th, 2023

From the City of Chicago's press release:

 Today Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot was joined by representatives of the Chicago Housing Authority, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, and Related Midwest for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Roosevelt Square Phase 3B, part of the innovative, master-planned, 160-acre development on Chicago’s Near West Side. Formerly the site of the ABLA public housing project, Roosevelt Square is a multiphase, mixed-income development that will ultimately bring more than 2,000 new housing units to Chicago’s Near West Side. 

"As Mayor, one of my highest priorities is ensuring that all of our residents have access to affordable, safe and high-quality housing that empowers them on their journey toward upward mobility," said Mayor Lightfoot. "By breaking ground on Phase 3B of the Roosevelt Square project, we will be that much closer to making this goal a reality for residents on the Near West Side. Once completed, this transformative project will not only add to our affordable housing stock, but also serve as a shining example of what is possible when we all work together to advance equity and inclusion." 

Phase 3B includes three new-construction mid-rise buildings with a mix of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with 92 market-rate apartments, 80 apartments for families with CHA subsidies, and 50 affordable/workforce apartments. Included in this phase is the restoration of the last remaining Jane Addams building which will house the new National Public Housing Museum, including 15 apartment homes. As part of this phase, Related Midwest and partners are reinvesting in 184 existing affordable apartments that were built during Phase 1. The rehabilitated homes will be upgraded with new flooring, modern cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and new energy-efficient systems.  


“Together with the City of Chicago and non-profit and for-profit developers like Related, CHA is committed to building strong communities where all families, regardless of income, have the freedom to make choices and be successful,” said CHA CEO Tracey Scott. “When Roosevelt Square Phase 3B is finished in 2024, CHA’s investments will mean that nearly 900 new mixed-income homes have been created in the Roosevelt Square community since 2006.”  

Read the City of Chicago's press release.

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