Westhaven Park, Chicago, IL

Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community in Chicago's West Town neighborhood on a 26-acre site formally known as Henry Horner Homes. The redevelopment is part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s “Plan for Transformation” that utilizes multiple funding sources derived from HOPE VI, Chicago Housing Authority, tax credit equity, tax-exempt bonds, and city, state and private funding. Public housing units, affordable housing units, and units unrestricted by income are distributed across the site to create resident interaction across all income levels to improve quality of life and environment by creating long lasting, well-built housing with better services and amenities.

Landon Bone Baker Architects was the lead architect on three phases of development that included the design and construction of new infrastructure and the design and/or overseeing construction of 219 rental and 257 for-sale units. The phases include a combination of modern and traditional architecture that complement the surrounding neighborhood and provide spectacular views of the city while focusing on affordability, community, accessibility and energy sustainability. Units are designed to maximize space, more than 30% of the units meet accessible/adaptable requirements, the development was the first project of its type to participate in the Chicago Green Permit Program and exceed those requirements, and on-site maintenance and community rooms provide supportive services such as training, counseling and education courses.

Landon Bone Baker has also parntered with archi-treasures, a local organization that works with communities to provide public art and common spaces within the community.

Westhaven Park Phase IIA, Chicago, IL

Westhaven Park IIA is a mixed-income community located in the West End neighborhood between Lake Street, Oakley Boulevard, Washington Boulevard and Hermitage Avenue. The project includes 60 for-sale units scattered throughout 7, three-story buildings. The project’s focus was providing affordable units with modern details and amenities.  In addition, Westhaven IIA’s goals emphasize accessibility with more…

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Westhaven Park Phase llB, Chicago, IL

  Westhaven Park Phase IIB is the second phase of the Hope VI redevelopment of the former CHA Henry Homes housing project. The 7.23 acre development includes the demolition of existing CHA buildings, the construction of new infrastructure and the construction of low-rise residential units. The development plan calls for creating a mixed-income development comprising…

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Westhaven Park Phase llC, Chicago, IL

2518 Westhaven Park IIC Banner

The transformation of The Henry Horner Homes, now known as Westhaven Park is a mixed-income community that blends seamlessly into the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. The architecture design team is both Landon Bone Baker Architects and Johnson & Lee Architects who worked together to help provide architectural diversity across the site, while focusing on…

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Villages of Westhaven, Chicago, IL

Children playing in park at Villages of Westhaven

In 1996 the Chicago Housing Authority completed the first phase of redevelopment at Henry Horner Homes. In Phase I of the redevelopment, 466 units of Horner public housing were demolished and 461 units of public housing were built. Of these units, 200 were constructed on the site of the former “Superblock” where the Horner Extension high-rises…

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Westhaven Park
Near West Side, Chicago IL

Phase IIA • 2007

60 Units

Phase IIB • 2008

127 Units

Phase IIC • 2010

92 Units

Villages of Westhaven • 2019

200 Units

219 rental units
257 for-sale units


Brinshore Development LLC

The Michaels Development

Plan for Transformation