Pennycuff apartments groundbreaking held in Logan Square Video below by Tracy Baim, Windy City Times 2018-06-24
A groundbreaking was held for the John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Robert Castillo Plaza, 2031 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square, June 23.
The special guests were Castillo joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Joe Moreno ( alderman ion the ward the apartments are in ), Ald. Raymond Lopez, Ald. Deb Mell, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Eugene James, Richard Gonzalez, president of the Metropolitan Housing Development Corp., and David L. Reifman, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development.
The building will house more than 80 affordable rentals that will be inclusive of the LGBTQ community.
Pennycuff and Castillo were longtime partners, working for LGBTQ rights for many years. Pennycuff died in 2012 at age 47, and Castillo lives on in his activism.
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