Developer plans 12,000-home residential community on Chicago’s South Shore

A housing developer based in Barcelona is planning to redevelop a massive swath of land on Chicago’s South Shore, with upwards of 12,000 new homes being proposed for the South Works steel property. Citing sources familiar with the site, Crain’s Chicago Business reported on Monday that Barcelona Housing System and WELink have reached an agreement with U.S. Steel to purchase a 430-acre piece of land that stretches from 79th Street to the Calumet River.


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