Posts Tagged ‘lihtc’

Heiwa Terrace, Chicago, IL

Heiwa Terrace exterior rendering

Located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, Heiwa Terrace is a 204-unit residential development that provides subsidized housing for seniors and disabled persons. This project included substantial renovations and reconfigurations to the existing structure, making the residential units, common areas, and offices bright and contemporary. Most of the ground floor was reconfigured to provide better circulation, more…

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Elm 551 at Parkside, Chicago, IL

Elm 551 midrise main facade

As a part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s “Plan for Transformation” on the site of the former Cabrini-Green housing project, Elm 551 at Parkside of Old Town shifts the old high-rise public housing model to one of midrise and low-rise mixed-income housing. The goal of the project design was for community based, urban, sustainable, and well-designed…

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McCrory Senior Apartments, Chicago, IL

McCrory Senior Apartments exterior view from corner showing context with First Baptist Congregational Church

McCrory Senior Apartments is the development of a stretch of ten vacant lots on Chicago’s Near West Side into 62 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors. The project is a transit-oriented development located in a highly desirable area, just three blocks from United Center and walkable or easily accessible to restaurants, retail shops, supportive…

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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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Sounding off in Springfield

Chyanne Husar, Alex Acevedo, Emma Jasinsku, Representative Edward Acevedo, and Tina Wong smiling at camera in government office

LBBA’s Terran Wilson and Emma Jasinski bused down to Springfield last week with other Chicago architects, landscape architects, and structural engineers for AIA’s annual event, Prairie Grassroots. The event, started in 2005, brings architects together with our representatives so that we may lobby for bills and policies pertinent to the field. In addition to the issues…

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Terrace 459 at Parkside of Old Town, Chicago, IL

Street facing facade of Terrace 459 at Parkside of Oldtown

Led by Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation and the Local Advisory Council of Cabrini residents, Parkside of Old Town is part of the redevelopment of the former Cabrini Extension North. The plan includes approximately 18 acres on the city’s Near North Side and will provide more than 700 homes on the ground of the infamous…

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Buffett Place, Chicago, IL

Colorful home sign made from salvaged wood at Fred and Pamela Buffett Place facing the lobby

Fred and Pamela Buffett Place seeks to define a new paradigm for sustainable preservation as it relates to affordable and supportive housing in Chicago. Engaging residents and the community to capitalize on local assets, inspiration, and potential, the project ultimately sets a new standard by creating a welcoming and therapeutic environment that promotes health, happiness,…

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Harvest Commons Apartments, Chicago, IL

Street facing facade of Harvest Commons Apartments

Harvest Commons is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and an innovative model for community-based sustainable preservation. Originally built in 1929-1930 as a residential hotel for “modern living,” the building has experienced several transformations reflecting the cycles of growth, decline, and renewal of the Near West Side neighborhood. After falling into disrepair and closing…

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