Have you planned your itinerary for this weekend’s Open House Chicago? The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s free public festival offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago. New to this year’s site list are Harvest Commons Apartments and Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative; two unique models for affordable housing and sustainable preservation. OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed!
Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 4th Annual
Open House Chicago
October 18-19, 2014
Harvest Commons Apartments
1519 W. Warren Blvd. | Neighborhood: Near West Side / West Town
Harvest Commons redefines “green living” by offering residents the opportunity to volunteer in the onsite urban farm and to learn about nutrition and green living from Heartland Human Care Services and Heartland Health Outreach. Visit this restored former hotel, featuring a teaching kitchen and urban farm with chickens.
Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative
1456 E. 70th St. | Neighborhood: South Shore
An exciting component of the mixed-income rental community is the Art Center, opening early 2015, which will be a performing arts space. Get a sneak preview of the Art Center at the heart of the new Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative.