Housing & Commercial Development
The current conditions in the 20th Ward are huge vacant tracks of land where working families once lived. My vision is new residential housing through public and/or private partnerships. Visit City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development for a new home-buying pilot program that will provide purchase price assistance to buyers in 6 targeted areas, 2 of which are in the 20th Ward.(https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh/provdrs/housing_resources/news/2018/september/mayor-emanuel-introduces-home-buying-pilot-program.html).
Presently an unutilized commercial property, my vision is job creation similar to the Method Soap manufacturing plant on Chicago's far southside (https://methodhome.com/beyond-the-bottle/soap-factory/).
48th & Halsted
As the next Alderman on the 20th Ward, I intend to attract this type of mixed-use development to our 20th Ward neighborhoods.