Sales Surpass Halfway Mark for Harrison Row Townhomes in East Garfield Park

Harrison Row Townhomes phase two. Photo by Structured Development

Home sales have surpassed the 50-percent mark for Harrison Row Townhomes, located in East Garfield Park. Led by Structured Development, under the affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO), the program targets households earning up to 120% of the area median income. Fulfilling the ARO obligation for Structured’s Wendelin Park in Clybourn Corridor, these 40 townhomes are required to remain affordable for at least 30 years, with oversight by the Chicago Housing Trust (CHT).

Harrison Row Townhomes phase two. Photo by Structured Development

The project encompasses three total phases. Phase I includes seven 3-story townhomes on Congress Parkway, each with three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, initially priced from $229,000, and now fully sold. Phase II features 28 two-story Kinexx-fabricated modular duplexes on Harrison Street, comprising three bedrooms and 1½ baths, with a starting price of $245,000. Currently, 13 of these units are sold or under contract. Phase III consists of five 3-story homes, each with four bedrooms and 2½ baths, starting at $249,000, all of which have been sold.

Harrison Row Townhomes phase two. Photo by Structured Development

The property resides close to several bus options, including stops for Routes 7 and 94 within a one-minute walk. Also nearby is the Blue Line’s Kedzie-Homan Station, an 11-minute walk west, as well as the Green Line’s California Station, an 18-minute walk north.

As part of the ongoing development in East Garfield Park, Harrison Row joins other key projects like the Garfield Green apartments and the proposed Hub 32 transit-oriented development.

“Surpassing 50% sold at Harrison Row is a notable milestone and illustrates the need for for-sale workforce housing,” said Mike Drew, co-founding principal of Structured Development. “Many working-class Chicagoans struggle to find homes they can afford because they earn too much to qualify for traditional low-income housing programs but can’t afford to purchase market-rate homes. This is especially true when it comes to larger three- and four-bedroom homes suitable for families, and this is exactly the type of housing we created at Harrison Row.”

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4 Comments on "Sales Surpass Halfway Mark for Harrison Row Townhomes in East Garfield Park"

  1. Though cheap, it’s disappointing we’re still doing above-ground electrical connections. I’m kinda shocked at all the wires overhead. It seems a tad regressive.

    • Burying power lines is incredibly expensive. It’s one thing if a developer is putting in new service at a new subdivision with new utilities, but this is just hooking into existing lines. It could cost $1,000,000 to underground these lines. I don’t think the project would be feasible with that.

      I agree that underground lines is superior, but the cost is astronomical. That’s something we should try to better mitigate.

  2. Those photos are of rear, alley facing units. Hence the power lines. This is a standard setup with the power lines for $5 Million houses or $200,000 houses in Chicago.

  3. How many of the 48 TH’s are accessible? They all seem to have stepped entries. I would expect they provided 10 of them (20%). Anyone know?

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