CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday three winning proposals for Chicago’s INVEST South/West program.
The projects are valued at more than $65 million and include a mixed-use residential complex with a blues museum and cafe, a 56-unit affordable rental building with tenant gardens, and a sustainable food and culinary campus.
Evergreen Imagine JV LLC (Auburn Gresham/838 W. 79th St.) Winning Proposal
Planned for 23,000 square-feet of vacant land near the intersection of Halsted and 79th streets, the approximately $19.4 million proposed project will create 56 units of affordable housing with ancillary ground floor retail uses and 35 parking spaces. Designed to complement the planned, Chicago Prize-winning “Healthy Hub” adaptive re-use project across the street, the complex will include private garden lots, a playground for residents, private amenities, and public open spaces. The project is expected to generate up to 100 construction jobs and three full-time positions.