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Why Woodlawn is Coming Back Strong - by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Bill Eager

May 4, 2017

Rahm Emanuel and Bill Eager

Chicago Sun Times

...The City of Chicago and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) have been working in close coordination with Woodlawn residents for many years.

When POAH was approached by the city and local Woodlawn residents to help redevelop Grove Parc Plaza, a three- block stretch of public housing that had fallen into disrepair, we not only saw the potential in Woodlawn, we saw a willing partner in the City of Chicago.

We won a $30.5 million federal Choice Neighborhood grant, and the POAH/City-led partnership turned that investment into $400 million in housing, stores and civic improvements, including more than 800 new units of mixed-income housing and more than 80,000 square feet of new commercial and retail space... read more