CHA residents protest tennis village plan for Robert Taylor Homes site

July 29, 2013 5:19:19 PM PDT
Plans to build a "tennis village" on the site of where the Robert Taylor Homes complex once stood has angered some Chicago Housing Authority residents.

A group of residents delivered a letter Monday to CHA officials protesting the proposal to sell the land at 51st and State Street.

The CHA says the land will be used to develop a tennis complex that will house two properties, one of which will be mixed-income.

Protesters say of the 4,300 Robert Taylor units demolished, only 300 have been replaced.

In a statement, the CHA says the tennis village will encourage job growth and community building.