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The Kreisman Initiative for Housing Law and Policy invites students to tour the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) developments in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. Grove Parc Plaza was a 504-unit Section 8 housing redevelopment project located on a 12-acre site centered at 61st and Cottage Grove, four blocks southwest of the Law School. POAH has replaced Grove Parc Plaza with new housing on South Cottage Grove Avenue (The Jackson, The Grant, The Burnham and Trianon Lofts) and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Following the tour, the group will meet at the Town Hall Room of the Woodlawn Resource Center (6144 S. Cottage Grove Avenue). We will have lunch and a panel discussing the intersection of the Grove Parc Plaza redevelopment with larger community revitalization initiatives, including The University of Chicago’s development plans.
Lunch will be provided.
Janet Smith, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago and Co-Director of the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
Susana Vasquez, Associate Vice President, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago
POAH, Grove Parc Plaza/Woodlawn Park Overview: http://www.poahchicago.org/woodlawn/about-woodlawn
CBS Chicago, "City Receives $30.5 Million Grant to Revitalize Woodlawn Neighborhood": http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/08/31/city-receives-30-5-million-grant-to-revitalize-woodlawn-neighborhood/
|10:15 AM - 10:30 AM||Meet in the hallway, Room VI|
|10:30 AM - 10:45 AM||Travel to Woodlawn Resource Center located at 6144 S. Cottage Grove, Town Hall Room|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Tour|
|12:00 PM - 1:20 PM||Lunch Panel|