The National Public Housing Museum located in the Near West Side neighborhood has been issued renovation permits. The site is located on the corner of W Taylor Street and Ada Street. The permits have been issued under the address 925 S Ada Street. As previously reported, the project is part of the larger Roosevelt Square Plan that seeks to further connect the Taylor Street corridor. The developers are Related Midwest and they continue to work in conjunction with Chicago Housing Authority and local firms HED Architects and Landon Bone Baker Architects.
The museum will be housed within two-thirds of the U-shaped building which is the only remaining structure from the Jane Addams Homes. This project is the effort of 15 years of planning and this stage involving 925 S Ada Street will convert the building into 15 apartments of which five will be designated as affordable units. The remaining ten units will be split between market-rate units and CHA-designated units. Current site plans show 37 parking spaces at the north end of the complex. Museum visitors can access the site via bus service on CTA Routes 12, 60, and 157 all of which are within a five-minute walk of the campus. The nearest CTA Blue Line access point is at Racine station via a 13-minute walk.
The general contractor on the $16.5 million development will be GMA Construction Group. Given the issuance of these permits, construction will likely commence shortly. The project completion date is expected sometime in fall 2023.