Mid-rise building replacing City Farm at Clybourn/Division
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City Farm greenhouse with new housing behind it and skyline in the distance
City Farm in Old Town. Photo by Piush Dahal

Mixed use, mixed income TIF project replacing City Farm

84 residential units, a restaurant, retail, and a daycare center will replace a City Farm on a lot that once was part of Cabrini-Green. The project's developers are Brinshore Development and The Michaels Development Company, both firms with extensive affordable and public housing portfolios, and they have collaborated on four other redevelopment projects on sites of former Chicago housing projects. Chicago's Plan Commission approved the project on April 16th, and it has just been approved for TIF money. The seven story building will have the following residential units:

  • 26 units public housing
  • 16 affordable housing units for those at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI)
  • 10 affordable housing units for those at or below 80% of AMI
  • 32 market rate units

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is involved in this development which will ameliorate the lack of public and affordable housing in the neighborhood. CHA will apply these units towards the 700 public housing units and 270 affordable units they promised to build in the area in a Cabrini Consent Decree to replace housing that was lost from demolishing Cabrini-Green. The terms of that consent decree, from 2001, are still not met, and people have been thirsty for progress.

The CHA issued an $833,850 predevelopment loan in 2014 to the developer, and the Near North TIF district has just approved $8,100,000 for construction costs. The total estimated cost for this much needed project is $37,920,974.

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Map of existing (green) and planned (red) FLATS properties
Diagram of things to come: retail, residences, parking, and perhaps a daycare.

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