Posts Tagged ‘the michaels development’

City Gardens

City Gardens contributes to a growing neighborhood resurgence on Chicago’s Near West Side as investments in retail, public works, and housing are now filling many of the community’s vacant lots.  Part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan Forward program, City Gardens, replaces CHA’s former Maplewood Courts at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard, Van Buren Street…

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Teens Tour City Gardens

Teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s After School Matters were taken on a tour of nearly-completed City Gardens as part of their research in affordable housing! Joined by Jason Hill of Michaels Development Company, Pete Landon and Trish Girdwood introduced the students to LBBA’s work, opportunities for them in the field, and community-based design approaches which included role-playing and…

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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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Savoy Square

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The second phase of the Robert Taylor Hope VI Revitalization consists of 220 residential units and a community center on a site of approximately 15 acres. The site is located on the South Side of Chicago and is bounded by 43rd  Street to the North, 45th Street to the South, State Street to the East…

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Westhaven Park Phase llC

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The transformation of The Henry Horner Homes, now known as Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community that blends seamlessly into the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. The architecture design team is both Landon Bone Baker Architects and Johnson & Lee Architects who worked together to help provide architectural diversity across the site, while focusing on…

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Hansberry Square

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The first phase of Legends South consists of 181 CHA, affordable, and market rate rental residential units (Hansberry Square) and 73 home ownership residential units (Hansberry Homes) on a site of approximately 11.5 acres is located on the South Side of Chicago, bounded by 40th Street, Root Street, State Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway.…

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Westhaven Park Phase IIA

Westhaven Park IIA is a mixed-income community located in the West End neighborhood between Lake Street, Oakley Boulevard, Washington Boulevard and Hermitage Avenue.  The project includes 60 for-sale units scattered throughout 7, three-story buildings.  The project’s focus was providing affordable units with modern details and amenities.  In addition, Westhaven IIA’s goals emphasize accessibility with more…

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