Posts Tagged ‘harvest commons apartments’

Harvest Commons Apartments Receives AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award

Harvest Commons Apartments was honored with a Distinguished Building Award during AIA Chicago’s 58th Annual Design Excellence Awards 2013 Designight at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom on Friday, October 25. The project, which includes 89 below-market affordable housing units and an additional 17 units of transitional housing for women recently released from prison, is a rehabilitation…

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Harvest Commons Apartments Offer More Than Just a Room of One’s Own

Check out the latest issue of AIArchitect for a feature story on Harvest Commons Apartments. The renovated SRO affordable housing project gives recently homeless residents access to supportive services and urban agriculture. The article includes an interview with new resident Verlena Simms: “To me [Harvest Commons is] really different because we have the case manager…

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Harvest Commons Apartments Combines ‘Good Design with Technological Prowess’

Have you picked up the latest issue of Chicago Architect? The feature article, “Get Smart,” champions Harvest Commons Apartments as a “Smartly Rehabbed Affordable Housing” project, which combines physical, digital, and performance-based infrastructures to enhance efficiency: “The restorative touches mingle with smart technology, such as a building-wide intranet that will connect to a bank of…

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Affordable Housing Finance Selects Harvest Commons Apartments for 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards

Harvest Commons Apartments has been named one of the nation’s top developments  of 2012 and 2013 by Affordable Housing Finance. Thirty-four finalists were selected for the ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards according to AHF’s assessment of several key characteristics, including adding to the affordable housing stock, neighborhood revitalization, innovative financing, and community support. Harvest Commons…

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First Planting at Harvest Commons’ Urban Farm

Last Friday marked the first planting of the urban farm at Harvest Commons Apartments. Volunteers from Heartland Alliance and Landon Bone Baker joined residents and their families to plant rows of seedling tomatoes and peppers, along with turnip, squash, beet, radish, mustard greens, kale, amaranth, pole beans, and other seeds. Sprouted potatoes will be planted…

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Lunch Talks@CAF Features Harvest Commons Apartments

LBBA’s Jeff Bone will present Harvest Commons Apartments tomorrow during the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s weekly lunchtime program, Lunch Talks@CAF. “Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel” is the final feature under CAF’s month-long theme: “Preserving the Past/Making it New.” Join Jeff and Hume An, Director of Real Estate Development at Heartland Housing, as they…

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Mayor Emanuel Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Harvest Commons Apartments as Part of Eisenhower Corridor ‘Neighborhoods Now’ Developments

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Near West Side community leaders and site developers today for the formal re-opening of the $22.3 million Harvest Commons Apartments, a designated City landmark that was converted into 89 low-income studios with on-site social services. Harvest Commons Apartments, formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, was redeveloped during the last year by…

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Archi-treasures Holds Workshops at the Viceroy SRO Project

Archi-treasures is working on a new art project at the Viceroy SRO Project. The arts-based community organization led two participatory workshops this month to develop concepts for an outdoor sculpture to be placed at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Warren Avenue. LBBA’s Jeff Bone and Jack Schroeder kicked-off the first workshop on December 1…

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