Thursday, January 17, 2008

Addition On Beacon

A reader alerted us to construction activity at 4631 N. Beacon near Wilson. According to the construction permit, a 3 story, six unit addition will be added to the existing affordable 9 unit residential building (on the right in this photo). The owner is "Fred Woods Homes, Inc" and the phone number listed linked to "Chicago House." The lot under construction, between the two buildings in the picture, was formerly a playground for the existing red brick building in the picture.


  1. Chicago House is a good orginization that I trust. I don't think they would put any drug addicts or other typical section 8 folks. I would actually not mind more of this kinda of development instead of just plain low income housing.

  2. Still, as is done in almost all other wards, it would be a polite gesture to do a presentation to the area block clubs. Does Chicago House get by with this at its other locations?

  3. From the Windy City Times:

    Federal Aids Funding

    Hud Awards Chicago House $1M To Expand

    January 18, 2006

    Windy City Times

    By Andrew Davis

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the HIV/AIDS housing and social services agency known as Chicago House $1 million to expand its Fred Woods Home in the Uptown neighborhood, according to an organizational press release. With the Section 811 capital advance, the agency will create six new apartments for families, which will provide a permanent home to an additional 15 children and their parents who are affected by HIV and AIDS.


    (also on Shiller's website)

  4. Gee, I guess I asked the right question when I asked where would the next AIDS housing development go now that the Carmen Manor project is supposedly cancelled. The answer had to be somewhere in Uptown, of course. Uptown exists for the Aids community but does not exist, per the Free Press, for the gay community, which according to them, only exists in Lakeview and Edgewater. Go figure.

  5. Didn't the year end edition of the Reader have the things each community was known for? I think I recall that Uptown had the largest number of persons living with AIDs, at around 800+ individuals.