To ring in the new year, plans for a new mega-development have been revealed for the parking lots surrounding the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn. Dubbed ‘Woodlawn Central’ the project would redevelop eight parcels of vacant land and parking lots into 1.25 million square feet of mixed-use space focused on benefiting the area. The large team includes the church, The University of Chicago, the Preservation of Affordable Housing, Citibank, AECOM as well as SOM and Gensler on the design side.
The seven winners of the We Rise Together grant have been announced across the south and west sides in predominantly Black and Latino communities. The $6.7 million grant is the result of a program from the Chicago Community Trust that began in 2020 as the pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and is aimed at assisting the areas recover. Learning from the recession, the winners range from small businesses to new construction representing the resilience of all Chicago’s neighborhoods.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a residential development at 9633 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Pullman. The project dubbed ‘Imani Senior Village’ is one of the recipients of the recent historic $1 billion funding of affordable housing, developers Trinity United Church of Christ selected Johnson and Lee Architects as the designer for the senior-focused, multi-phase development that will replace a one-story industrial building.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 1203 N California Avenue in Humboldt Park. Located on the corner with W Division Street, the project replaces an empty lot and is being developed by the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation with architects Pappageorge Haymes Partners. Rising on Paseo Boricua, the building will contribute to the growing neighborhood with an 89 percent Latino population.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new affordable residential development at 833 W Wilson Avenue in Uptown. Developer Brinshore Development LLC has partnered with Landon Bone Baker Architect, known for their affordable housing designs, for this senior housing project. The new building will replace an empty lot just west of the intersection with N Clarendon Avenue, near the recently approved Sarah’s on Lakeview.