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Development Freeze Aims to Slow Displacement Near 606 Trail


Chicago’s popular 606 elevated trail has helped property values in the surrounding areas skyrocket since it opened in 2015.

But critics say that’s led to many multiunit buildings in the area to be converted into single-family homes, causing widespread displacement among longtime residents who live nearby.  

In response, 26th Ward Ald. Roberto Maldonado and 35th Ward Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa have proposed an ordinance that would freeze nearly all demolition permits in a zone around part of the trail for six months.

“When you go from two, three families in one building, on one lot, to one family, our schools see under-enrollment, and as result they experience cuts, and our commercial corridors find it difficult to have the local clientele necessary to thrive,” Ramirez-Rosa said.

The proposed moratorium zone would stretch from Humboldt Boulevard west to Kostner Avenue, and Armitage Avenue south to North Avenue...

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