The adaptive reuse project will create 50 income-restricted housing units and community amenities.

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September 19, 2023, 9:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The historic Charles Warrington Earle School building in Chicago, Illinois. | Google Maps / Charles Warrington Earle School

Plans to convert a shuttered school on Chicago’s South Side to affordable housing won a key approval from the city council, paving the way for the adaptive reuse of the school building into a 50-unit apartment complex complete with a computer lab, fitness center, bike storage, and other amenities. The complex will also include one parking space per unit, reports Atavia Reed in Block Club Chicago.

As Reed explains, “All 50 apartments would qualify for neighbors earning between 15-60 percent of the average median income. The median income in Englewood is $22,127, according to a presentation shared by developers.”

The article adds, “The reuse of the former school building is the first step of the project, said Patrick Brutus with the city’s planning department. The second part would entail building up to 25 townhomes on a vacant lot next to the school.” 

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