Jay Michael, whose real estate brand Flats Chicago is either a savior of distressed apartment buildings or a force of gentrification that prices some people out of Uptown, acknowledged the school buildings reuse issue as “quite a contentious matter.” The buildings are now on the market in the aftermath of “families losing their schools,” he said.

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