APR 27, 2022
Left: An example of a “stick-built” and modular home built as part of the Reclaiming Chicago Communities initiative in North Lawndale. Right: Ald. Michael Scott (24) speaks during a meeting of the City Council Zoning Committee on Tuesday. [Department of Planning and Development / City Clerk’s Office]
A City Council committee took a step toward implementing an ongoing city program to build 100 affordable new single-family homes on vacant lots in North Lawndale. But that’s just the beginning, said Ald. Michael Scott (24), who set a moonshot goal of “hopefully” seizing on grant funds and partnering with nonprofit builders to put up 1,000 new houses in the hollowed-out neighborhood.
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