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Castillo-Pennycuff project meeting Nov. 15
2016-10-30

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A community meeting on the Castillo-Pennycuff housing project will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

Logan Square residents, politicians and other stakeholders gathered May 21 at Congress Pizzeria, 2033 N. Milwaukee Ave., to learn about a new affordable-housing development, intended to be welcoming for LGBT individuals. The project has been guided by the office of Ald. Proco Joe Moreno ( 1st Ward ).

The complex, to be named The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Robert Castillo Plaza, will be financed through the use of funds from the existing Milwaukee-Fullerton Tax Increment Finance ( TIF ) district as well as Chicago Housing Authority funds, tax credits and private funding. The development is slated to have 88 units, according to officials.

Castillo, a longtime activist for both LGBT rights and affordable housing, attended the open house. Pennycuff, his husband, was equally active in those causes and passed away in 2012.


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