Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

1203 N California Avenue Reaches Halfway Point in Humboldt Park

Progress continues on a mixed-use development at 1203 N California Avenue in Humboldt Park, as structural work reaches the halfway point. Situated on the northeast corner with W Division Street, the project replaces a vacant lot opposite the neighborhood’s namesake park. The initiative is being spearheaded by the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, with Pappageorge Haymes taking on the design responsibilities. The design includes 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground level and 64 affordable units situated on the upper floors.

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1237 N California Avenue. Rendering by DesignBridge

Preparations Underway for Affordable Housing Development at 1237 N California in Humboldt Park

A six-story affordable housing project in Humboldt Park is displaying signs of pre-construction activity at 1237 N California Avenue, the site of the former La Casa Puertorriqueña Puerto Rican community center. The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit developer, is spearheading the six-story, 40-unit residential building designed for working families and seniors in need of affordable housing options.

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Landmark Status Proposed for Historic Pioneer Arcade in Humboldt Park

A proposal was submitted for review on Wednesday to the Chicago City Council to designate the historic Pioneer Arcade in Humboldt Park as a protected landmark. The three-story building is located at 1535-45 N Pulaski Road and was designed by Danish-born Chicago architect Jens Jensen. Pioneer Arcade was originally a recreation center and featured 20 bowling lanes, a billiard room with 35 tables, and retail spaces. The establishment acted as a social site for the neighborhood. The building has a distinctive Spanish Baroque Revival style and an ornate terra cotta facade.

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1203 N California Avenue

Permits Issued For Mixed-Use Development At 1203 N California Avenue In Humboldt Park

Initial permits have been approved for the mixed-use development at 1203 N California Avenue in Humboldt Park. Located on the northeast corner with W Division Street, the upcoming structure received foundation permits and will replace a vacant lot across the street from the neighborhood’s namesake park. The team at the locally based Hispanic Housing Development Corporation are leading the project with Chicago-based Pappageorge Haymes Partners working on its design.

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1203 N California Avenue

City Council Greenlights Nine-Story Affordable Housing Development in West Town

A 95-foot-tall high rise is coming to West Town, with City Council approving plans this week for a new affordable housing development at 1203 N California Avenue. Led by Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, the nine-story building at the southeast corner of Humboldt Park will contain 2,500 square feet of retail topped by 64 affordable rental dwellings. The site, currently an empty lot, originally had plans submitted under the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

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