Thursday, February 23, 2012

Last of Cabrini Homes Closing

If you have been in Chicago awhile, you have been watching the slow change happening in Cabrini Green. Once a series of several highrises and 500 rowhomes, the decision has been made by CHA to demolish the last that are standing. In the original plan, the hi-rises were coming down and affordable housing would be built throughout the huge site. The rowhomes, however, would be staying....until now. According to the Chicago Tribune, in about two weeks, the remaining residents will be asked to leave. It was likely too costly to remodel the homes rather than tearing them down and starting over.

The 12 year plan was to incorporate a mix of housing and retail. Recently plans were announced for a brand new Target at Clybourn and Larrabee. The ever changing neighboghood is still changing.