Additional financing has been approved for the second phase of Ogden Commons at 1312 S Talman Avenue in North Lawndale. Located north of the recently completed first phase along the intersection with W 13th Place, the project replaces an empty lot that previously held a public housing complex. Efforts are being led by Ogden Commons JV LLC with local architecture firm SCB working on its design.
Ogden Commons, a $200 million masterplan that will bring new homes, shops, and health services to North Lawndale, is moving forward with its second phase. The Habitat Company, along with Sinai Health System, Alecko Capital, and the City of Chicago, announced that they have secured financing for OC Living’s first phase, a 92-unit building with predominantly affordable apartments. The project is located in the city’s largest opportunity zone, which means it will benefit from tax incentives and attract more investment to the West 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.
Retail leasing has begun for the first phase of the Ogden Commons megadevelopment, situated in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The three-story commercial building, located at 2650 W Ogden Avenue, has been developed by The Habitat Company in partnership with Sinai Health System. The first floor will house retail space for Wintrust Bank, Momentum Coffee, and Ja’Grill, while the upper two floors will provide outpatient service space for Sinai Health System. Prior to the new construction, the site was occupied by a vacant lot.
Construction is nearing completion on phase one of the Ogden Commons development in North Lawndale. Located on a larger development site, the new 10-acre, mixed-use project is bounded by W Ogden Avenue, S Washtenaw Avenue, S Talman Avenue, S Rockwell Street, and W 13th Street. Phase one is located at 2652 W Ogden Avenue, between S Washtenaw Avenue and S Talman Avenue.