Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

CityLab: The National Public Housing Museum Eyes a 2021 Opening

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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Villages of Westhaven

In 1996 the Chicago Housing Authority completed the first phase of redevelopment at Henry Horner Homes. In Phase I of the redevelopment, 466 units of Horner public housing were demolished and 461 units of public housing were built. Of these units, 200 were constructed on the site of the former “Superblock” where the Horner Extension high-rises…

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Drake House

The Drake House is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Rather than raze the existing structure to replace with an expensive custom dwelling, the existing home was modestly rehabbed to incorporate modern amenities and efficiencies throughout. Both the nicely-proportioned exterior and the moderate renovation of the interior give the owners a custom and…

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Marshall SRO

The Marshall Hotel, designed by Edmund Meles, was an existing 173-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was amongst the first SRO’s sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help…

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2018 Year In Review

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

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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