LBBA has been working with Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) for over 25 years to transform empty lots and rundown buildings into safe, decent housing close to schools, parks, and other services. Together, we have built and renovated over 175 units of affordable housing in Humboldt Park. Tierra Linda, a scattered site housing project located near the Bloomingdale Trail, is currently being conceived and developed to nurture health and healthy living.
In July 2014, LUCHA led an interactive eco-charrette to generate and target sustainability goals for its new wellness-centered housing development. The kick-off event, which brought together members of the design team with the maintenance staff, tenants, and neighbors of the future development, introduced the benefits of “green” housing and collaboratively developed a vision and strategies for the project. LUCHA plans to incorporate key tactics into the development of Tierra Linda that support the core theme of healthy living and wellness integrated amongst tenants and the community.
Humboldt Park & Logan Square, Chicago, IL
Latin United Community Housing Association
Prism Engineering (civil)
McKay Landscape Architects
Virgilio & Associates (structural)
RTM & Associates (MEP)