Posts Tagged ‘public housing’

CityLab: The National Public Housing Museum Eyes a 2021 Opening

Rendering of National Public Housing Museum from the corner of Adams Street and Taylor Street

Here’s an exciting read from CityLab about the National Public Housing Museum‘s (NPHM) plans to encapsulate the complicated history of public housing. LBBA has been working with NPHM on their vision to house the brand new museum in the only remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes.

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National Public Housing Museum, Chicago, IL

Rendering of National Public Housing Museum from the corner of Adams Street and Taylor Street

The National Public Housing Museum will occupy the last building remaining from the historic Jane Addams Homes on a 0.8-acre site at the corner of Taylor and Ada Streets in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood. The original three and a half story with exterior masonry bearing walls and interior concrete columns beam and slabs, built in…

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Kenmore Plaza, Chicago, IL

Elderly couple sitting on bench outside main entrance of Kenmore Plaza

Kenmore Plaza is the moderate rehab of a 324-unit, 28-story residential high-rise for seniors in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Originally constructed in 1973, the building was acquired by the Kenmore Plaza Tenants Association in 1997 with proceeds provided by HUD under LIHPRHA (Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act). LIHPRHA was enacted to preserve the…

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Chicago Reader: “The National Public Housing Museum’s long journey home”

The experiences of residents in public housing often are unheard, forgotten, or treated with similar neglect that the buildings themselves face. In a recent Chicago Reader article, written by Maya Dukmasova, the story of The National Public Housing Museum’s (NPHM) fight to remember the people of the Jane Addams Homes is told. The article narrates…

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Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, Chicago, IL

Street facing facade of Terrace 459 at Parkside of Oldtown

Led by Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation and the Local Advisory Council of Cabrini residents, Parkside of Old Town is part of the redevelopment of the former Cabrini Extension North. The plan includes approximately 18 acres on the city’s Near North Side and will provide more than 700 homes on the ground of the infamous…

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After the Plan: What Happened to Public Housing Families?

  This coming Wednesday, join a panel discussion in a conversation about the displacement of families in the wake of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation. Organized by the National Public Housing Museum, with the University of Chicago Urban Network. “Fifteen years after the Plan for Transformation, questions still remain about the relocation of resident families…

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American Theater Company Presents: “The Project(s)”

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the third world premiere in its 30th Anniversary season: The Project(s), a documentary play about the history of public housing in Chicago, April 24-June 21, 2015. Conceived, co-written and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger, The Project(s) innovatively combines documentary theater with a cappella…

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LBBA Hosts Film Screening, Discussion on Stories From Cabrini Green

On Thursday evening, Landon Bone Baker Architects was joined by Holsten Human Capital Development, Heartland Housing, Archeworks, and many others representing the field of community development in Chicago for a film screening of Sam Spitz’s “The Greens,” a 20-minute personal journey documentary he wrote, directed, and produced about Cabrini Green. The film starts when a white…

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