UNIVERSITY VILLAGE — After an earlier event was canceled, a meeting to plan the future of the Roosevelt Square development is now scheduled for December.
Area residents are invited to weigh in on the redevelopment of the massive Chicago Housing Authority property at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave. The 35-block Roosevelt Square revamp was halted during the economic downturn.
A Connecting 4 Communities task force is working with CHA officials to plan the future of the development, according to Dennis O'Neill, executive director of the group.
An earlier community meeting, originally scheduled in October, was later postponed.
At the end of October, SOS Children's Villages Illinois, a non-profit that works with foster kids, opened 14 new homes that will house up to 84 children at the site. The homes were built over the past year in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of West Washburne Avenue.
In June, a downtown architecture firm was chosen to lead the Roosevelt Square redevelopment.
Plans call for a mixed-income community to be developed at the site. Only about 600 of the 2,441 units planned have been built since 2002.
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