It's been nearly 20 years since the demolition of the former Cabrini-Green public housing development began, and finally, a plan is in place rebuild the long-vacant area.
The vision for a new community focuses on mixed-income developments spread across a range of densities in the 65-acre area.
At its peak, 15,000 people lived in Cabrini-Green in more than 3,600 housing units.
The public housing renewal project scattered the former residents around the city and state, many using a voucher program to find living quarters elsewhere, but soon a fraction of those residents could return to the Near North Side community.
The Chicago Housing Authority unveiled its long-awaited redevelopment plan Wednesday night, calling for a three-phase building process.
The goal is to build 2,330-2,830 housing units in buildings on 14 parcels on 50 acres. The mix of rentals and privately owned units hasn't been determined.
The first building phase, considered the most significant, will add 970-1,270 housing units.
The buildings will be built by private developers and bid out in three phases, the first of the bids going out this summer on four parcels of land. Construction on those four developments is expected to start between next year and 2018 and be completed a year later. DNAinfo