Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

Village Apartments is part of Landon Bone Baker’s Roseland Senior Campus Project  that includes a larger Senior ILF (Independent Living Facility), and incorporates an existing 124-unit Assisted Living Facility to create a continuum of care for Roseland seniors.

This smaller scale, 14,620 ground square foot grandfamily building is a two-story, 10-unit structure clad with a combination of masonry and multi-width profile cement fiber siding and panels. The grandfamily building nestles in with the ILF building to the south to form the shared garden courtyard.

The building is one unit wide with an exterior protected corridor, allowing natural light and ventilation to penetrate from the two sides of each unit.  Large windows in all kitchens overlook the garden and play space so grandparents can keep an eye on their grandchildren.  Units are generous in size and contain 3 or 4 bedrooms. Open flexible living/dining areas are provided with room for a large table for eating and working on school homework and projects.

The building was designed with enhanced energy efficiency and utilizes the Illinois DCEO affordable housing energy grant by providing additional insulation, air sealing, energy-efficient mechanical equipment and lighting-all working to reduce utility and operating costs. Roseland Place received 3 stars on the Chicago Green Homes Checklist and completed the city’s Green Permit Process.

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2013 Vision Award Winner, Urban Land Institute

2013 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing, MetLife Foundation and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc

2012 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation 1st Place Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, CNDA/LISC

2012 AIA Design for Aging Review 10, Selected Case Study

Related News + Events

Drone Shot: Roseland Senior Campus

September 29, 2016

Drone shot over Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments and Roseland Place Senior ILF. Courtesy Mercy Housing Lakefront.

A Grandfamily Story

September 28, 2016

A grandmother raising her four grandchildren at roseland village grandfamily apartment is part of ‘mercy housing lakefront’ annual video update. Hear how Roseland Village is stabilizing lives for Doris, Jacari, Jhaydon, Jaison, and Jonathon below:  

Grandfamily Housing Fills Void of Vacant Lot

June 28, 2016

By Jack Schroeder, AIA, LEED AP, This article first appeared in AIA’s newsletter on social impact, March 29, 2016. See more of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments here. standing in front of a vacant, trash-strewn site in the roseland neighborhood on the far southside of chicago, one of our best and most inspiring clients came to…

MetLife, Enterprise Recognize Roseland Place as Innovative Senior Housing Model

September 3, 2013

Mercy Housing Lakefront and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) are among four senior housing organizations being recognized by MetLife Foundation and Enterprise Community Partners for their innovative approaches to affordable accommodations and care for the elderly. The 2013 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing was awarded to Mercy Housing and NHS for its work…

Roseland Senior Campus included in the AIA Design for Aging Review 10

January 9, 2012

Roseland Senior Campus, one of LBBA’s projects completed just this past year, is featured in the AIA’s Design for Aging Reveiw 10. The Campus consists of Roseland Place, a 60-unit independent living facility with a Senior Satellite Center, and Village Apartments, a 10-unit grand-family housing facility. In its sixth year as a biannually printed publication,…

LBBA at NHS’ 24th Annual NeighborWorks Day

June 8, 2011

On Saturday, June 4, Jeff, Terran and Evan worked side-by-side with residents to beautify a block in the Roseland neighborhood. The Beautification Project focused on painting fences and porches, cleaning a vacant lot and planting flowers on the 40 West block of 108th street.