Posts Tagged ‘legends south’

Gwendolyn Place at Legends South Wins Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award

Reddish brown brick facade with green window bays of Gwendolyn Place at Legends South

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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Legends South and “the changing face of the city’s public housing”

LBBA’s  ‘Legends South’ on the site of the former Robert Taylor Homes was one of a few projects featured in the recent Architectural Record article ‘Sheltering Chicago: The Changing Face of the City’s Public Housing.’ The article, written by Anna Fixsen, overviews Chicago’s public housing history from the isolated high-rise superblocks of the 60’s to…

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Windy City Harvest at Legends South

The Chicago Botanic Garden, through its Windy City Harvest system, has developed a two-acre urban farm and incubator within the footprint of the former Robert Taylor Homes public housing project (now Legends South). The program’s new Legends Farm, supported by site developer Brinshore-Michaels and USDA, includes multiple quarter-acre farm plots, as well as shared-use tool…

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Progress on Legends South C-3, CHA’s Plan Forward

Construction documents are nearing completion for the third off-site phase of Legends South, a mixed-income development that replaced the Robert Taylor Homes – formerly the world’s largest public housing development. Legends South is one of the City of Chicago’s most ambitious efforts to revitalize public housing that, once completed, will include 2,400 mixed income rental…

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