Editorial: Growth vs. affordability. Neighborhoods need both
Pictured Above: A pilot program by the city of Chicago aims to spark the construction of more affordable housing along Milwaukee Avenue, shown in this 2015 aerial view of the Logan Square neighborhood. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
The pilot program eliminates the buyout option, and ensures that if developers are going to build in those neighborhoods, they’ll have no choice but to include affordable housing in their plans. Why not expand the program to other neighborhoods, particularly fast-gentrifying North Side communities where families are getting forced out by sky-high rents?