No Se Vende

Protests challenge new development in Chicago’s Logan Square

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Protests challenge new, denser development in Chicago's Logan Square. (Courtesy Logan Square Neighborhood Association)
Protests challenge new, denser development in Chicago's Logan Square. (Courtesy Logan Square Neighborhood Association)

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Developers are continuing to run into opposition in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. At a recent community meeting to discuss revised plans for the CLAYCO-designed eight-story development, community leaders weighed in on the scale of the many new projects in the area. With more than five transit-oriented developments either planned, built, or under construction in the neighborhood, locals have been vocal about their opposition to the increased density and the possibility of rising property taxes. More than one protest has marched through the neighborhoods streets in the past year. Protestors carry signs reading, “STOP GENTRIFICATION EL BARRIO NO SE VENDE” (Our neighborhood is not for sale).

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