Plan to combine mixed-income housing and libraries takes shape

s3BELFAST: A developer is evaluating a plan to integrate central business district rental housing with a public library. The developer is currently in the USA.

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) have announced their intention to build three new mixed-income housing developments with co-located libraries. In an announcement made with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the two agencies will ask architectural firms to design a new combined building type for the projects.

“Chicago will be one of the first cities using this type of partnership between housing and libraries to benefit and beautify our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This model will create spaces everyone can enjoy, and I hope will be the next great civic projects here in Chicago.”

Full story covered in the Seniors Housing & Healthcare Trends.