Two major projects – both of them controversial – got the full City Council vote Wednesday in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second-to-last meeting.
Affordable housing, neighborhood overcrowding and transparency over TIF funds are dogging the massive Lincoln Yards proposal. The latest on that and other big development projects.
Opponents of the $6 billion proposal are calling for more affordable housing units. “Affordable housing is a crisis throughout the entire city,” said Ald. James Cappleman, who is spearheading the opposition.
The massive plan for a “city within the city” moves one step closer to reality – but residents worry about what the transformation will mean for their communities.
A master plan for the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development is released. The developer says it has taken community concerns to heart, but critics say the plan is being pushed too fast.
Sterling Bay calls the project a “once in a lifetime opportunity to transform a former industrial site into a vibrant river front community.” But at least one alderman says the deal amounts to an unprecedented public giveaway to a private developer.
A $6 billion mixed-use development on the North Side is scheduled for a city vote next week, even though final plans have yet to be drawn up. Some aldermen and community groups are asking, “What’s the rush?”
It’s a $6 billion city-within-a-city proposed for a densely populated area on the city’s North Side. Why the massive project is getting so much pushback.
The recent GOP federal tax cut law isn’t very popular among Democratic politicians. But city officials are taking advantage of one provision that could jump-start development in blighted areas.
Community reaction comes in for the new Lincoln Yards proposal slated to be a city-within-a-city.
A former industrial corridor along the North Branch of the Chicago River could be turned in to the city’s newest entertainment district. Rock critic Jim DeRogatis sounds a warning.