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Mayor, Moreno, and Maldonado propose a new repair & upgrade ordinance for houses near the 606
by Steven Vance

A program proposed last year to help property owners along the 606 park and trail system by three alders has been superseded by just two of the original alders. The “606 Bloomingdale Trail Neighborhood Area Neighborhood Improvement Program”, or NIP, is being cosponsored by Alders Moreno (1st) and Maldonado (26th) without Alder Ramirez-Rosa (35th) — the new ordinance also has the support of Mayor Emanuel.

The proposed legislation is only a minor part of what the three alders proposed last year. The “606 Pilot Act”, for short, would have raised demolition and teardown fees massively to discourage the loss of naturally occurring affordable housing due to demand...

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