Posts Tagged ‘mixed-income’

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Featured in AIA Film Challenge

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative Featured in AIA Film Challenge

AIA recently launched the AIA Film Challenge 2020; a competition that encourages collaboration between architects and filmmakers to share architectural stories. This year’s prompt is to tell a story about architects partnering with communities and civic leaders to design a healthy, sustainable, just world that improves peoples’ lives. Thanks to filmmaker Brodie Kerst, the Dorchester…

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Grand Opening: Highlander

Today Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. hosted a ribbon cutting for Highlander Phase I, a 117 rental units and 61 senior living residences! This phase is part of a larger redevelopment plan aimed to break the cycle of poverty by creating a healthy, sustainable, mixed-income community. Landon Bone Baker Architects collaborated with Alley Poyner Macchietto…

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Grand Opening: City Gardens

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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Construction Progress: Phil B Curls Manor

Phil B Curls Manor is the first phase of a new mixed-income, inter-generational neighborhood located in Kansas City, MO. The 4-story building will provide 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry, and medical exam room. The building is named after longtime Kansas City lawmaker Phil…

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DA+HC Wins National AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award

Redevelopment of the former Dante Harper public housing into Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC). Barry Rustin Photography.   “very visible and so empowering – this is part of something very large and momentous happening in chicago right now.”  – jury comments   The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the…

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Gwendolyn Place at Legends South Wins Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award

Gwendolyn Place, a mixed-income, mixed-finance affordable housing community located on chicago’s south side has been recognized for excellence by the affordable housing tax credit coalition as part of its 2016 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit awards program. The awards, presented June 8 at a ceremony held on capitol hill with members of congress as invited…

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Terrace 459: ‘Best of Development’

Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town has been named one of the nation’s top recent developments by Real Estate Forum magazine. The featured “placemaking” projects were largely selected based on the successful coordination and collaboration executed by each project team. View pdf announcement here. In place of isolated towers, the new public housing approach offers more housing options and…

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Best rehab of a public housing project into artists’ housing

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative was featured in Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago” list as the “best rehab of a public housing project into artists’ housing.” “A series of two-story redbrick town houses that spread across two blocks on 70th Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, it had been abused, but had pleasing lines and…

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