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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Default Does Cabrini Green Still Exist to ANY Extent?

Does Cabrini Green still exist to any extent whatsoever, or is it pretty much all vacant lots or projects that look like the posh, modern-day projects?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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The last Cabrini tower was torn down a few years ago, though it had been vacant for a while. The row homes are still there though even those were vacated last year. CHA has replaced maybe 25% of the units that are gone with new construction units. There was never any intent to fully replace the demolished public housing units. Most of the new stuff built on the old Cabrini CHA land is market rate and affordable (set aside for people making 60% of area median income) not public housing units.

Sorry, the short answer is no.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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The answer is yes. The Cabrini rowhomes at Chicago and Larrabee are still there though at like ~30% occupancy. They probably won't be around much longer.

The project sites and the surrounding area have been the black North Side for almost a century. Gentrification and CHA demolition have shrunken the community substantially but there are still some relics of churches and community buildings near the Green towers site that look pretty damn out of place now. There is still low-income housing scattered around, particularly at Sedgwick and Evergreen. It's an interesting area.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:21 PM
 
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The answer is yes. The Cabrini rowhomes at Chicago and Larrabee are still there though at like ~30% occupancy. They probably won't be around much longer.

The project sites and the surrounding area have been the black North Side for almost a century. Gentrification and CHA demolition have shrunken the community substantially but there are still some relics of churches and community buildings near the Green towers site that look pretty damn out of place now. There is still low-income housing scattered around, particularly at Sedgwick and Evergreen. It's an interesting area.
It was Siciilian until the late 40s.

That area was Sicilian.it only became black with the projects.

Prior to the Sicilians it was Irish and called Kilgubbin, at least Goose Island was.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:59 PM
 
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There are still row houses with some people living in them, but I know some are moving out. I think they're fed up and looking to move to other states like Iowa. The city/CHA basically promised their row homes would be renovated, and they haven't been yet so they're upset. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a tactic to get them to move, honestly.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 12:10 AM
 
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There are still row houses with some people living in them, but I know some are moving out. I think they're fed up and looking to move to other states like Iowa. The city/CHA basically promised their row homes would be renovated, and they haven't been yet so they're upset. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a tactic to get them to move, honestly.
The people still there are in denial and think they won't have to move. They will. I'd say its 75 percent empty at this point. Still a fair amount of drug dealing and even violence but obviously nothing like it was. They'll all be gone in a couple years at most.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Too much tax revenue for the city to pass up....
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:50 AM
 
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I think the city is trying to remove Cabrini and instead put up apartments/condos that will serve the middle to upper middle class. The land is worth a lot of money. Slowly I expect it to change totally.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Apologies on my first post regarding the rowhomes being vacant. Last year the CHA vacated the non rehabbed units, there are still people living in some of the rowhomes, though CHA has said those days are numbered. The rowhomes will be demolished and replaced with mixed income new construction, again probably no more than 30% of the current public housing units will be replaced.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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For all intents and purposes, no, it's gone. Of course there are some row houses with some people, but that's not the "Cabrini" people are curious about when they look at the city from the outside. The mid/highrise projects are all gone. Some vacant lots, many new low/midrise buildings taking their place with retail following now. I believe Target either just broke ground or will very shortly on a new building covering one of the former sites.
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