Construction on the six-story mixed-use building at 1002 S Racine Avenue in Little Italy has reached the third floor. This new construction is a collaboration between Related Midwest and the Chicago Housing Authority, part of the Roosevelt Square Phase 3B plan. This phase encompasses three mixed-income apartment buildings and the new National Museum of Public Housing.
1002 S Racine will have 67 apartments, offering 17 CHA units for those making 20 to 60 percent of the Area Median Income. The other 50 residences will be market-rate units. There will also be 10,000 square feet of retail space (to be leased as a grocery store) and 33 parking spaces.
The design by Landon Bone Baker Architects and Moody Nolan features a light brick facade with red accents at the base of the building and dark gray paneling with floor-to-ceiling windows on the upper floors.
As far as nearby transit, bus service for Routes 60 and 157 is available at the adjacent intersection of Taylor & Racine. Meanwhile, the Blue Line is available at Racine station via a 10-minute walk north, while the Pink Line can be found at Polk station via a 16-minute walk northwest.
Bowa Construction is the general contractor for the $20 million project, with a completion anticipated for 2024.