Are landmark districts linked to affordable housing and segregation?


By AGENCY
  • Living
  • Sunday, 20 Feb 2022

The 1000 block of North Wood Street in Chicago's East Village historic district. A decision could be reached in the coming months in a long-running lawsuit that links Chicago landmark districts to racial segregation and a lack of affordable housing. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS

A decision could be reached in the coming months in a long-running lawsuit that links Chicago (the United States) landmark districts to racial segregation and a lack of affordable housing.

The city of Chicago in late January requested a judge rule in its favour on the lawsuit, in which two Chicago residents challenged the creation of historic districts in Lincoln Park and West Town, saying the city had no legitimate reason to apply the designation to their communities.

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