Plans to revamp the former Cabrini Green public housing site on Chicago's Near North Side into a mixed-income development were revealed Wednesday by the Chicago Housing Authority.
DNAinfo Chicago reports that the plans involve bringing at least 2,330 housing units to the site in several developments expected to span 50 acres of land. Of the units to be built, 30 percent are to be designated for public housing, 20 percent for affordable housing and 50 percent for market-rate housing. In addition, the plans could include a new Brown Line 'L' station in the area.
Some former Cabrini Green residents will reportedly have the opportunity to move to the redeveloped complex.
Private developers will construct the housing buildings, to be built over three phases. Construction is expected to start in 2016.