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City Approves Plan To Turn Vacant School Into $26M MF Project

A decade-long effort to transform a vacant Englewood elementary school, one of 49 shut down in Chicago in 2013, into a 22,000-square-foot health center and a community center is headed to City Council.

The project known as The Regenerator, a $26.6 million four-story development, was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission, bringing it a step closer to completion.

Gorman & Company will serve as the developer and co-property manager, and NIA Architects will helm the design. Chicago’s local The Go Green On Racine team is leading the project.

The project would transform the former school’s Woods Elementary building at 6206 S. Racine into 48 one- to two-bedroom units that would qualify as affordable housing. The Regenerator is an Enterprise Green Communities project, a development constructed using environmentally safe practices. The plan now faces a vote from the City Council’s Committee on Zoning and the full City Council.


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