The Oak Park village board is making a second visit to two affordable housing complexes in Chicago, as it prepares to vote on a controversial apartment building planned for Madison Street.
On Saturday, trustees will tour two buildings owned by Interfaith Housing Development Corp., the nonprofit that plans to buy the vacant building at 820 W. Madison to turn it into apartments. Sites to be visited include Sanctuary Place, 642 N. Kedzie, and Sankofa House, 4041 W. Roosevelt.
Board members will meet at 3 p.m. at Sanctuary Place to kick off the tour, which is open to the public. After the Oak Park Plan Commission approved Interfaith’s plans earlier this year, the village board plans to decide whether it agrees with those recommendations, starting with the regular meeting scheduled for May 16.