Positioned in the Illinois Medical District at 1134 S Wood Street, the nine-story mixed-use development named The Foglia Residences is reaching its final stages of construction. This project represents a collaboration between the Chicago Lighthouse, a non-profit organization serving the visually impaired, disabled, and veterans since 1906, and Brinshore Development.
The 98-foot structure is set to feature 76 affordable residential units. The assortment comprises 18 studios, 40 one-bedrooms, and 18 two-bedroom apartments. While primarily intended for communities served by the Chicago Lighthouse, the units will also be available to other residents. Ten units are reserved for veterans, and 40 are specially designed for visually impaired or blind individuals.
Amenities including a gym and lobby common areas will be available for residents. The building also incorporates a three-level parking garage with 58 spaces and a 1,500-square-foot retail area.
The design for the Foglia Residences was handled by Landon Bone Baker Architects. The exterior design is a combination of brick, colored fiber cement paneling, and perforated metal.
Public transit options are within walking distance of the location. The CTA Pink Line at Polk Station is a six-minute walk northeast, and various bus lines including Routes 7, 9, X9, 12, 50, 157, and 755 serve the area.
The project’s general contractor is McShane Construction. Funded by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, multi-family loans from the Department of Housing, Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credits, and tax-exempt bonds, the development is expected to be completed by May 2024.