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CHICAGO GOES GREEN - ECOLOGY-FRIENDLY HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS SPRING UP ACROSS THE CITY!

NORTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS INCLUDE WICKER PARK, LOGAN SQUARE, HUMBOLDT PARK, AND BUCKTOWN

Erik Olsen, who tracks these eco-friendly developments across Chicago on his website, identifies 36 Green projects, but that number changes almost daily.  "Many projects have been in the works for some time, but now that the housing market has slowed, developers see green as a way to differentiate themselves," said Olsen.

Many Chicago aldermen have made eco-friendly construction projects a high priority.  In the 35th Ward, which includes parts of Logan Square and Humboldt Park, Alderman Rey Colon has placed green projects on a similar plane as historic preservation, and affordable housing.  Residents "feel developing green buildings is a more responsible way of moving our community forward," says Alderman Colon. 

The City of Chicago also provides incentives, and accelerated permit approval, and fee waivers,  to builders "Going Green."  Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley wants to make Chicago the most eco-friendly big city in the country. 

Read the entire Judy Nemes article, in the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, November 4, 2007, detailing Chicago's Eco-Friendly Programs.

DEAN'S TEAM LEADER,

DEAN MOSS

 

Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:21 PM by Dean's Team

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