Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

Grand Opening: Kenmore Plaza

Surrounded by a crowd of smiling seniors enjoying their new outdoor patio, the Habitat Company and the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association cut the ribbon on a fully rehabbed Kenmore Plaza, an affordable senior housing high-rise in Uptown. In 1977 the Kenmore Plaza Tenant Association became owners of the building with funding from HUD under 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 and DA+HC Receive Design Excellence Awards

Terrace 459 at Parkside of Oldtown and Dorchester Artist + Housing Collaborative receive design excellence awards

Left: Parkside of Old Town, IIB. Photo: David Schalliol. Right: Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative. Photo: Barry Rustin   parkside of old town 2b and dorchester art + housing collaborative were honored with distinguished building awards during aia chicago’s annual designight at navy pier’s grand ballroom on friday, october 14th. see the winners of the…

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Carling Hotel

Angled view of the Carling Hotel's white brick facade

The Carling Hotel is an existing 155-unit single-occupancy hotel that is being preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago, and was the first SRO sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help preserve SROs…

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Villages of Westhaven

In 2001, 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…

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Kenmore Plaza

Distant shot of residents sitting in

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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IFF Access Housing

IFF Access Housing will provide affordable rental housing to low income and special needs populations in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The scattered site project currently includes the renovation of 11 2-flats and new construction of 2 and 3-flats on 14 vacant lots. IFF is in the process of acquiring properties for the project. The project…

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ChiCAT Rehab Progress

Opening later this year, Chicago Center for Art and Technology (ChiCAT) will bring arts education and job training to residents in Chicago’s near west side. Check out the design here.

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National Public Housing Museum

2720 National Public Housing Museum

The National Public Housing Museum involves phased conversion of the 33,000 square-feet Jane Addams Housing Project into a museum for public housing. The shell of the building is preserved along with apartments used as exhibition rooms. The rest is reconfigured to create a space optimal for exhibition.  In addition to its basic exhibition functions, the…

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