Posts Tagged ‘chicago housing authority’

Terrace 459 Biennial Partner Program

All that now remains of the original public housing are the scarcely-occupied low rises.

Biennial Partner Program 459 West Division: A Story in Images Channeling Chicago’s complicated history, the title for the 2019 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is …and other such stories. Landon Bone Baker explored the theme of Appearances and Erasures (“Explores sites of memory and the politics of remembering and/or forgetting in contested spaces, considering…

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City Gardens

Chicago’s once beautiful Near West Side has been a challenging neighborhood since 1968 when much of the area was destroyed during the King riots. As with other such areas there continues to be a critical need for safe family housing that offers choice and a sense of place and community identity so children and families…

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Grand Opening: City Gardens

Wide view of City Garden's courtyard, community center, and apartment units

City Gardens, a 76-unit mixed-income development in Chicago’s Near West Side, is now officially open! The new development is made up of seven three-story buildings surrounding a large courtyard, where residents have access to the community garden, picnic area, grill stations, and community center. City Gardens also features various green features such as bio swales…

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Metropolis Magazine: “Creating Communities”

LBBA’s Rosa Park Apartments were featured in a Metropolis Magazine interview with Katie Swenson, vice president of national design initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners. The Apartments were described as being part of a strategy that “helped evenly disperse affordable housing and reverse the psychological effects of neighborhood deterioration by filling vacant lots.” Rosa Park Apartments were…

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Parks for All? Affordable housing battles rising rents along Chicago’s newest park.

Check out The Architect’s Newspaper article featuring “Tierra Linda,” a Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) project, that consists of 43 units of affordable housing near The 606, Chicago’s new linear park and bike corridor. The article includes an interview with Charlene Andreas, LUCHA’s Director of Building Development and LBBA principal, Catherine Baker. “We’re serving…

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Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

Located on 70th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative is the redevelopment of the former Dante Harper housing project into 32 mixed-income rental units composed of 2-3 bedrooms. Brinshore Development, Rebuild Foundation and its founder, Theaster Gates, collaborated with LBBA to create a unique development that brings art-interested public housing…

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