Affordable Housing

Plan Commission Approved Team Pioneros In Humboldt Park

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development at 4000 W North Avenue in Humboldt Park. Dubbed Team Pioneros, the project will restore the existing Pioneer Bank building on the corner with N Pulaski Road and construct a new structure behind it. The colorful proposal is also a winner of the city’s Invest South/West initiative and is being led by Park Row Development as well as local architecture firm JGMA, who will eventually call the property home when the firm moves its current offices.

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Groundbreaking Held For Sustainable Affordable Apartments In Garfield Park

A groundbreaking has been held for the affordable housing project at 401 N Monticello Avenue in East Garfield Park. Dubbed the Conservatory Apartments, the structure will be located just north of the train tracks and the namesake Garfield Park Conservatory. It is replacing a vacant surface parking lot once used by the now closed Laura Ward Elementary School directly across the street. The project is being led by the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation (IHDC) and was designed by Michigan-based HED Architecture.

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835 W Addison Street. Rendering by Weese Langley Weese

Rezoning Approved For Accessible Affordable Housing In Lakeview East

The Chicago City Council has approved the mixed-use development at 835 W Addison Street in Lakeview East. Located just west of the intersection with N Halsted Street directly across the street from the Chicago Police Department building, the new structure will replace brick-clad Lakeview Lutheran Church currently occupying the site. A collaboration between the church itself and the Over The Rainbow Association are developing the project which is being designed by local architecture firm Weese Langley Weese.

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Building Permits Issued For Invest South/West Project In Auburn Gresham

Building permits have been issued for one of the first group of buildings from the mayor’s Invest South/West initiative at 757 and 838 W 79th Street in Auburn Gresham. Located predominantly around the intersection with S Halsted Street, the two-structure project will replace two vacant lots, one of which has sat empty for over 10 years. Developer Evergreen Imagine is working with the award-winning local firm Ross Barney Architects and Nia Architects on the design.

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Affordable Apartments For Middle-Income Proposed In Near North Side

Initial details have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 1549 N Fremont Street in the Near North Side. Located just south of the intersection with W North Avenue, the U-shaped structure will replace a surface parking lot surrounded by the multi-story Toyota dealership garage with an outer wall that partially collapsed this year after a windstorm. Local developer CityPads Chicago, responsible for other residential buildings in the city, is leading the project for which the architect is currently unknown.

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