The Burnham at Woodlawn Park

Preservation of Affordable Housing, the City of Chicago, and a strong coalition of community-based organizations and stakeholders are transforming Woodlawn into a “neighborhood of choice” – a transformation centered on the redevelopment of three city blocks along South Cottage Grove Avenue between East 60th and 63rd Streets. The Burnham, a 5-story, 65-unit residential building for seniors, marks the third redevelopment phase of the distressed Section 8 Grove Parc Plaza.

Woodlawn Park, Chicago, IL

Status

Completed 2015

Unit Count

65

Client

Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

Contractor

Linn-Mathes

Consultants

site (landscape)

Prism Engineering (civil)

C.E. Anderson & Anderson (structural)

RTM & Associates (MEP)

ATMI Precast (precast)

Laureen Blissard (LEED)

Photography

Scott Shigley

Preservation of Affordable Housing, the City of Chicago, and a strong coalition of community-based organizations and stakeholders are transforming Woodlawn into a “neighborhood of choice” – a transformation centered on the redevelopment of three city blocks along South Cottage Grove Avenue between East 60th and 63rd Streets. The Burnham, a 5-story, 65-unit residential building for seniors, marks the third redevelopment phase of the distressed Section 8 Grove Parc Plaza.

We Live Here

Prior to designing the Burnham, LBBA began a process to support “aging in place” for Woodlawn residents by embarking upon an interview process with Grove Parc seniors and various neighborhood stakeholders, called “We Live Here.” “We Live Here” began a conversation to establish a mutual understanding of “aging in place” as well as the assets, needs, and desired outcomes considered indispensable for the future of the Burnham and Woodlawn as a whole.

CHICAGO HAS A SOLID COMMUNITY WORKING IN PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN. LANDON BONE BAKER IS ALWAYS AT THE TABLE.

KRISANN REHBEIN, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

USGBC LEED logo
Contributes toward satisfying Credit Silver under LEED®.

Awards

2016 All Precast Concrete Special Award Co-Winner and Best Retirement/Assisted Living Building, PCI Design Awards

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