The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has apparently put plans to build a high-profile mixed-use development on hold, which would have included brand new retail space and at least 436 residential units.
According to a recent report from Crain’s, the impressive Holabird & Root-designed complex, which is detailed in the video below, never really got far beyond the initial proposal phase thanks to the city essentially lacking the resource to develop three Cabrini-Green projects all at once.
Had the project moved forward, the complex would’ve been situated at a prime corner lot at Halsted and Division, which currently sits vacant just waiting to be developed.
As noted by Crain’s, no timetable has been set for eventually building out the Halsted and Division site, but given its location and all the recent development that’s been on-going in the area, it’s only a matter of time before something gets done at this increasingly desirable location just blocks from the heart of downtown Chicago.
Photo: Holabird & Root Architects