Ryan, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

I was wondering if anyone knew exactly when the Cabrini Green buildings would officially be torn down? When?

Asked by Ryan, Chicago, IL Wed Aug 20, 2008

I drove by I noticed three buildings remaining. I am interested in purchasing a condo in the area but can't stand the thought of staring at those old buildings. Please let me know your thoughts.

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According to a timetable I saw on an old 60 minutes episode, all buildings are slated to come down by the end of 2009. Based on the progress all over town, that sounds about right. See the source below.


In the article they speak of North Town Village which was the first project which has been a wild success. People that bought in while the buildings were still up in most cases have made a fortune! I am a big fan of Parkside of Old Town.

You could probably call Aldermen Walter Burnett's office of the 27th Ward to get a better idea of the exact timing. 312-432-1995.

I am a big fan of Parkside of Old Town.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Hi Ryan, I came across this great article regarding the progress - or lack there of - of the redevelopment efforts of the CHA and the replacement of high-rises to better integrated housing options for CHA residents.

As is typical, the issue is mired in politics - but it is insightful and thought you might find it of interest.

Hope it helps. Tom
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
Cabrini-Green is coming down more slowly than other CHA projects because of a pending consent decree that requires the CHA to provide alternative housing to current residents. (Not the case elsewhere.) But it is happening.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 3, 2008
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