Sanctuary Place, 642 N. Kedzie

With a village board vote nearing on a proposal to convert the Comcast building on Madison Street into a 51-unit apartment complex for low-income residents, village trustees will tour two housing projects operated by Interfaith Housing Development this Saturday.

The public is welcome to join in the tour and is asked to call village hall at 358-5770 to arrange details.

Current board members, as well as two newly elected trustees, will tour Interfaith facilities to get a sense of the operations. Sanctuary Place is located at 642 N. Kedzie. Sankofa House is at 4041 W. Roosevelt Rd.

The Oak Park proposal has been approved by the village’s Plan Commission and now must go to the village board for necessary zoning changes. If approved, the long-vacant Comcast building, 820 Madison St., would have its current facade removed, and two stories added to the structure.

The Oak Park Housing Authority and Catholic Charities are also partners in the project.

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