Housing Authority Chooses Developer For Former Cabrini

The CHA Board of Commissioners today approved the selection of the development team for the next phase of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Cabrini-Green site, along with the development team for two mixed-use buildings that will bring affordable housing and Chicago Public Library (CPL) branches to North Side communities.

Hunt will serve as the Master Developer in a collaboration with Imagine Group and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, or CNI. While new to CHA projects, Hunt has developed affordable and mixed income housing for 46 years and has completed more than 90 projects and 12,000 units in a mix of affordable and public housing in urban areas such as Chicago, Dallas and Honolulu. Over the last 22 years, the Hunt team also has developed retail and commercial spaces in mixed‐use buildings across the nation, including Hunt’s investment in the Heritage Shops at Millennium Park.

Hunt’s plan for the 6.9-acre site at Larrabee Street and Clybourn Avenue will bring more than 480 units of mixed-income housing, 32,900-square feet of retail space and 1.2 acres of public open space and includes a 21-story residential tower and several connected mid-rise buildings and low-rise townhomes.