Posts Tagged ‘accessibility’

IFF Access Housing wins AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Housing Accessibility: Alan J. Rothman Award

IFF Access Housing 2032 W Dickens rehab elevation

LBBA is proud to announce IFF Access Housing received the 2019 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Housing and Community Design Award for Housing Accessibility: Alan J. Rothman Award. The award recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence in improving housing accessibility for people with disabilities. Developed by IFF, IFF Access Housing utilizes previously vacant lots and foreclosed homes to provide…

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Highland Green

Highland Green row of townhomes at sunrise

Highland Green is a family-friendly residential community located in Urbana, IL adjacent to a previous LBBA affordable housing project, Crystal View Townhomes. The affordable housing development offers 33 one- and two-story single-family townhomes for working families. Of the 33 units, nine are set aside as supportive housing for veterans and their families. In addition, the…

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Grand Opening: Highland Green

People gathered around ribbon-cutting at Grand Opening of Highland Green

Brinshore Development, LCC hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony for Highland Green, a 33-unit residential community in Urbana, IL. The new development provides one- and two-story townhomes to working families, with nine units designated for veterans and their families. In addition, the entire site including the apartments is completely visitable.

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On The Table: Tools to Create Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Neighborhoods

What are the tools or incentives to preserve affordable housing in areas with heavy gentrification? How do we ensure that the public’s voice is heard? As part of the 2017 On The Table held in May, the Lawyers‘ Committee for Better Housing brought together people interested in affordable housing and community development to map a vision for Chicago’s communities…

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Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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8/1: AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award Webinar

Three women standing in front of the main entrance of Dorchester Artist and Housing Collaborative at sunset

Learn more about the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards and the design and construction of the awarded projects during aia housing knowledge community’s webinar taking place this coming Monday at 1pm. Catherine will be presenting LBBA’s work on Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, which was recognized for its incorporation of housing within other community amenities for the purpose of…

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Westhaven Park

Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood on a 26-acre site formally known as Henry Horner Homes. The redevelopment is part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s “Plan for Transformation” that utilizes multiple funding sources derived from HOPE VI, Chicago Housing Authority, tax credit equity, tax-exempt bonds, and city, state and private…

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Westhaven Park Phase llC

2518 Westhaven Park IIC Banner

The transformation of The Henry Horner Homes, now known as Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community that blends seamlessly into the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. The architecture design team is both Landon Bone Baker Architects and Johnson & Lee Architects who worked together to help provide architectural diversity across the site, while focusing on…

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The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program

Entrance of The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program

The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program provides a safe home for up to 16 homeless male youth ages 16-21 for a period of up to two years. The project is a gut rehab and addition to an existing 3-story masonry building. The program consists of two residential floors, offices, a common kitchen on the first…

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LUCHA Humboldt Park Residence

Brick exterior of LUCHA Humboldt Park Residence

Located on west Division Street, the LUCHA West Humboldt Park Residence is a 68-unit, single room occupancy (SRO) building. The SRO fills a community need for affordable housing for working people by providing residents with units that are compact and efficient, each containing a kitchenette and a shared bathroom. Common spaces on the ground floor…

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