April 3, 2019
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will acquire the long-vacant Aronson Furniture property at 4630 S. Ashland Ave. in the South Side‘s Back of the Yards neighborhood in order to build a new mixed-use, mixed-income development. The new project will include up to 80 apartments, with a mix of affordable and market-rate, and a flexible community space on the first floor.
“Our goal at CHA is to bring new housing opportunities to as many Chicago neighborhoods as we can,” said CHA CEO Eugene E. Jones, Jr. “As we’ve done with other developments, this will also allow us to create a new community asset that will serve not only the building’s residents but the larger community as well.”
In common with other CHA mixed-use, mixed-income developments, the project will be supported by a combination of public funding sources. The project is currently in the planning and design phase.
Pictured: Mayor Rahm Emanuel (at podium) speaks at a ceremony to announce the project
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