Nonprofit says proposed Oak Park apartment project won’t be segregated

A local nonprofit says a controversial apartment building planned for Madison Street near Oak Park Avenue will not result in socioeconomic segregation, as some opponents of the project have charged.

The proposed apartments would be located in a neighborhood where the median income is $86,077, Rob Breymaier, executive director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, said at an Oak Park Plan Commission meeting last week. He believes affordable housing will add to the economic and racial diversity of the neighborhood, rather than destroying it.

Breymaier, whose housing center works to promote racial integration in Oak Park, said he wanted to address some of the “rhetoric” he’s heard circulating about the development, a four-story apartment building that would replace the abandoned Comcast facility at 801 Madison St.

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About Bob Voelker

Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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