The Jackson at Woodlawn Park

The Jackson at Woodlawn Park is a 67-unit affordable housing development for low-income families and individuals. It is the first phase of the Woodlawn Park Development that replaces the existing Grove Parc Plaza. This existing distressed Section 8 complex includes 504 units to be demolished in phases and rebuilt as a mixed-income community over a 4-year construction period.

The Jackson is located at the terminus of the CTA Green Line el and will be a substantial, transit oriented development. It will consist of two LEED Silver 33-unit and 34-unit walk-up buildings on opposite sides of Cottage Grove Avenue between 62nd – 63rd Streets. Amenities include private yards for three bedroom family units, a tot lot play area and extensive green building measures. These measures include managing all storm water on site in landscape planters and providing roof top solar panels to heat the buildings’ domestic hot water supply.

Building Permits were obtained through the City of Chicago Green Homes Permit Process. The project is financed via the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), the City of Chicago Department of Community Development (DCD) and JP Morgan Capital among others.

Contributes toward satisfying Credit Silver under LEED®.

Woodlawn Park, Chicago, IL


Completed 2011

Unit Count



Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)


Linn-Mathes, Inc.


Conservation Design Forum (Landscape)

Prism Engineering (Civil)

Matrix Engineering Corp (Structural)

RTM & Associates (MEP)

Kouba-Cavallo Associates, Inc. (Energy)


Mark Ballogg


2014 Richard H. Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, 3rd place, CNDA

2013 Residential Energy Efficiency Award, State &Local Energy Report