Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-11-27
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Groundbreaking held for Rogers Park housing facility
by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
2017-03-08

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Celebrated transgender advocate, philanthropist and business leader Col. Jennifer Pritzker, alongside 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore, architect Zisong Feng, TAWANI Chief Investment Officer Mary F. Parthe and Pepper Construction Executive Vice President Scot Pepper, took up shovels during a March 3 groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art affordable housing facility in Rogers Park.

According to a press release, the building is the product of a partnership between TAWANI Property Management ( the property management division of TAWANI Enterprises, Inc ), Z Feng Architect & Company and Pepper Construction.

TAWANI added that the eight-floor brick building at 1323 W. Morse Ave. ( opposite another successful TAWANI project Mayne Stage ) will include 50 units of affordable one and two bedroom apartments, a rooftop deck, onsite bicycle facility, exercise room and three-floor garage. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring with a completion date by Summer 2018. Pre-leasing will be open in the Fall of this year.

Pritzker called the groundbreaking "a great moment for Rogers Park and Chicago."

"My philosophy is that making a profit in business and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood are not mutually exclusive," Pritzker added. "I want to help the city I was born in and make it a better place for all who live and work here. I want this building to be a net gain contribution towards the quality of life for the community. If we want true affordable housing, it must be affordable to all who participate—tenants, workers, the community and investors."

She called Rogers Park, which has been an integral part of her history, "a good neighborhood with plenty of potential for opportunity for anyone who cares to participate."

"We are building a community that proves to the world that a community can be both home to people of all economic circumstances and also successful economically, in terms of safety and in the kind of amenities that people want, expect and deserve in urban living," Moore said.

He asserted that TAWANI has played an essential role in that objective.

"To have this kind of private investment, without any government assistance whatsoever, is key to the revitalization of our neighborhood," he stated.


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Youth urged to take quiz before World AIDS Day 2019-11-26 - As part of a continuing effort to educate young people about HIV prevention and treatment, Illinois HIV Care Connect has introduced HIV and ...


Gay News

AMA supports laws protecting youth from conversion therapy, NCLR responds 2019-11-20 - CHICAGO, IL — Today, the American Medical Association ( AMA ) announced that it will formally support state and federal legislation protecting LGBTQ ...


Gay News

Trevor Project raises $1.2M at L.A. gala 2019-11-18 - On Nov. 18, the Trevor Project—the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people—hosted its 2019 TrevorLIVE Los Angeles ...


Gay News

CDC releases report on school health policies 2019-11-17 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) released "School Health Profiles"—a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices ...


Gay News

YEPP holds second annual 'Rise Up' event 2019-11-16 - Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) held its second annual Rise Up: A Celebration of Resilience Nov. 13 at Chicago Theater Works. ...


Gay News

LGBTQ-friendly senior housing proposed in Rogers Park 2019-11-14 - Two developers have united to propose a new Rogers Park project that would provide LGBTQ-friendly senior housing and artist living area/workspace, Blcok Club ...


Gay News

YEPP fall fundraiser Nov. 13 at Theater Works 2019-11-10 - Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) will hold its inaugural fall fundraiser, "Rise Up: A Celebration of Resilience" Wed., Nov. 13, 6-9 ...


Gay News

Affordable Requirements Ordinance Dashboard is out 2019-11-07 - The Chicago Department of Housing unveiled a new, interactive, user-friendly tool—the Affordable Requirements Ordinance ( ARO ) Dashboard—to make affordable housing data more ...


Gay News

Top worry for lesbian parents? Stigmatization 2019-11-05 - New study finds lesbian parents worry about stigmatization but are proud to be role models The latest findings from the US National Longitudinal ...


Gay News

Chicagoan helps bring nuances of foster system to the screen 2019-11-02 - Chicago attorney Jay Paul Deratany, who is gay, recently penned the screenplay for a new film about the inherent dysfunction within the U.S. ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.