Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Jeff Bone at the 2019 Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing with fellow panelist Charlene Andreas

LBBA Principal, Jeff Bone, attended the 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on Wednesday, co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Jeff joined fellow panelist Charlene Andreas (Director of Affordable Housing, LUCHA), Lindsey Elton (President and Director of Rating Services, Eco Achievers), Tim Swanson (Chief Design Officer, Skender), and Spencer…

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Detroit Affordable Housing Conference

Jeff and Jack had the opportunity to attend the Detroit Affordable Housing Conference last week.  We were blown away by the optimism and innovation coursing thru the event.  We expanded our knowledge of Detroit’s broader planning goals and “Strategic Neighborhoods”, confirmed and amplified our opinion that the preservation of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) is…

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2018 Year In Review

Collage showing LBBA 2018 highlights

2018 was a year full of accomplishments and success for LBBA—here are the highlights. Peter Landon, Jeff Bone, and Catherine Baker Named in Chicago Tribune Chicagoans of the Year 2018 Read More Peter Landon Received AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Designight Read More New Office + New Principals Read More Tierra Linda Featuring the…

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Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago: Securing the Future Success and Long-Term Stability of an Endangered Housing Type

Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago offers an overview of key challenges and best practices as it relates to supportive services and operations, policy and finance, as well as design and construction. The paper also includes case studies of successful SRO preservation projects that required a range of approaches, from light rehab to gut and historic…

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East Park Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Habitat Company team cutting ribbon at opening ceremony

East Park Apartments a newly rehabbed 5-story 152-unit single room occupancy building in East Garfield Park had its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday! The rehab includes a new roof, masonry repairs, mechanical upgrades, improved common areas, and unit upgrades. This project was developed by The Habitat Company in collaboration with GMA Construction Group, Carsello Engineering, WSP, Prism…

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Grand Opening: McCrory Senior Apartments

McCrory Senior Apartments Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett, Audra Hamernik (IHDA's Executive Director), David Brint (Brinshore), and community leaders

McCrory Senior Apartments had their Grand Opening today! The project is 5-stories, 62-units of affordable housing for seniors on the Near West Side of Chicago where they’ll have access to amenities such as a theatre room, community room, on-site management, and a fitness room. Artwork at the main entry and decorative moments that refer to the neighboring…

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McCrory Senior Apartments

3D rendering of McCrory Senior Apartments exterior

McCrory Senior Apartments is the development of a stretch of ten vacant lots on Chicago’s Near West Side into 62 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors. The project is a transit-oriented development located in a highly desirable area, just three blocks from United Center and walkable or easily accessible to restaurants, retail shops, supportive…

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