"We can help," said Lydia Murray of Lincoln Park Community Services. "You need us. We need you."
The new Bon Appetit kitchen in an old insurance office will serve the University of Chicago.
It's unwelcome news for some neighbors who say the tiny units won't cater to families.
The branch at 10339 S. Pulaski Road in Mount Greenwood is expected open late next year.
Ald. Ervin stands behind project in Little Italy that one neighbor called a "train wreck."
The lot is the only major tract of city-owned land in the North Branch Industrial Corridor.
The Woodlawn nonproft would build a new shared kitchen, gallery and retail space.
Resistance is growing to a proposed shelter near the CTA's Sedgwick stop.
The Rev. Corey Brooks said the old Walgreens will be used for job training and business classes.
The 94-year-old building was sold to developers in December and is slated to become residential units.
"It's a beautiful, amazing, unique space," the new owner told a neighborhood group.
After discovering issues, crews are now forced to tear down the facade and rebuild it.
Ald. Michele Smith and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association are distributing the petition online.
Four units would be designated as affordable housing and another four would be wheelchair-friendly.
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