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Emmett Street Apartments, a 100% affordable complex developed by Bickerdike Redevelopment, has opened on Chicago's northwest side

Ground-Up Affordable Complex Opens in Logan Square 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa on Friday joined Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and other city and community leaders for the grand opening of Emmett Street Apartments in the Logan Square community. The seven-story new construction transit-oriented development will provide 100 affordable one- to three-bedroom units withing walking distance of the Logan Square Blue line station on the city’s northwest side.   

Total cost for the project was $40,532,796. All of the units will be affordable to households at 60% of the area median income (AMI) and below, with 50 of the units reserved for Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) public housing tenants.  

“Emmett Street Apartments is the cornerstone of preserving affordability for the low and moderate-income families of Logan Square,” said Joy Aruguete, CEO, Bickerdike Redevelopment. “This high-quality equitable transit-oriented affordable housing development is the culmination of an over seven-year fight against the displacement of longtime Black and Brown residents.” 


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