The Chicago Housing Authority and Department of Planning and Development have revealed initial details for its upcoming Request For Proposal (RFP) for affordable housing in Woodlawn. The plan centers around 13 city-owned lots located along E 63rd Street between S Ingleside Avenue and S University Avenue, which are part of a larger plan that includes a total of 52 lots mainly south of 63rd Street. The goal of developing this first phase of multi-unit buildings is to be able to gather further funding for the remainder of the lots.
A permit was approved yesterday for a new two-story residential building to be located at 6368 S Ellis Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The owner is listed under the name Joe Conroy and plans will comprise a two-unit row house and an accompanying four-car garage at the rear. The building will be replacing part of the Ellis Avenue Garden.
New details have been revealed on the sale and renovation of an affordable housing project at 6430 S Stony Island Drive in Woodlawn. Located just north of the intersection with E 65th Street, the 1969-built structure was recently purchased by the Preservation Of Affordable Housing (POAH) for over $29 million from PNC Bank who has owned the property since 2015. The renovation gives residents a sigh of relief as the area directly across the street from the future Obama Presidential Center grapples with rising cost.
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.
A permit was issued on Friday for a three-story residential building with a masonry facade at 6526 S Ingleside Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The proposed project’s owner is listed as Kingston DTA Group LLC. The scope of the project detail six total dwelling units. Plans indicate the presence of a two-car parking pad along with a detached four-car framed garage. The lot is currently vacant.