As part of a broader transformation effort in key City neighborhoods, mixed-income communities are being built to provide housing in quality neighborhoods that’s attractive and affordable to people in a wide range of incomes.
To address questions raised by
regionwide households exploring housing options within the new mixed-income communities under
development in Chicago, MPC worked with a variety of stakeholders to publish the
answering the question "What is
mixed-income housing?".For a version of the brochure in Spanish,
Chicago’s new mixed-income developments are being built
as a part of a broader transformation effort of key City neighborhoods. Some
sites are already complete and others are just opening or will begin construction
communities include homes at market-rate prices, along with affordable
opportunities for rent (targeting families making up to 60% of AMI or
approximately $45,000 per year for a household of four) and for sale (for
families making up to 120% of AMI or around $90,000 per year). There are also
homes reserved for qualifying public housing residents.
Please find below more detailed information and links to a number of the
sites in which so many public and private partners are reinvesting . . . for the
The Roosevelt Square mixed-income community,
located on the former ABLA Homes site, will include a mix of traditional
Chicago-style buildings, ranging from single-family homes to 6-flat buildings.
The new community will be developed in six phases of construction. Phase I will
include approximately 181 affordable rental apartments (of which 129 will be
public housing) and 233 affordable and market rate for-sale homes. Homes for
rent are currently being leased-up. The for-sale homes will be available for
occupancy in 2006.
The Roosevelt Square development team is a
consortium of Chicago-based companies, including LR Development Company LLC,
Quest Development Group and Century Place Development Company.
Park District has built a 57,000 square foot community center (Fosco Park),
including an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and a new daycare facility. A new
Jewel/Osco shopping center opened nearby in January 2002. The redevelopment
master plan also includes an integrated campus green space with Smyth School,
and Duncan YMCA. Smyth School was recently granted an International
Baccalaureate Program. The City is also planning to build a new fire and police
station in the area.
information, visit the
official Web site of Roosevelt Square
NEAR NORTH COMMUNITIES
Several successful mixed-income
communities are already in place on and around the site of the former
Cabrini-Green, with many more in the pipeline.
Town Village, a nationally renowned and award-winning community developed by
Holsten opened in 2001 and is a 7-acre planned development consisting of 145
for-sale and 116 rental apartments in town homes, duplexes, a 7-story midrise
building, coach houses, 6-flats, 8-flats and a 12-unit condominium building.
More information is available at
Plans have been recently unveiled for Parkside of Old
Town, which will provide 359 homes in the area bounded by Clybourn, Larrabee,
Division and Oak. By construction end, this community will have provided a
total of 359 market-rate, 144 affordable, and 215 public housing homes. The
first homes are scheduled to be delivered by 2007. For more information, visit
- Renaissance North is an all-rental 59-unit development
located at 551 W North Avenue. It was developed and is currently managed by
The Renaissance Companies. Click
for more information.
Mohawk North, developed my MCL's opened in 1996. Built on land previously
owned by the city, the 92-unit development includes single-family homes,
townhomes, and condos, and apartments for rent. Eighty percent of the homes are
for-sale at market rates; 20 percent were reserved for public housing
for more information.
Old Town Square is a 133-unit complex of condos, townhouses, and single-family
homes.20 percent of the units are reserved as apartments for public housing tenants. Visit
MCL’s Web site
for more information.
- The Domain Lofts at 600 West Chicago Ave, formerly
the Montgomery Ward catalogue building, has been converted into a mixed-income
community that will include 298 condominium units, 16 of which will be offered
as replacement housing for public hosuing tenants. The first five floors of
the development will be leased to commercial business.
more information, click
- Orchard Park, is located in the 1500 block of North
Clybourn Avenue, and includes 54 townhome units for-sale, thirteen of them
priced for public housing residents. The complex includes a 15-story building
Old Town Village East and West
opened in 2003. Both developments are located nearby the Old Town Square shopping
center and are being developed by MCL Cos. They comprise 273 homes, with
20 percent leased to the CHA on a 40-year lease.
MCL’s Web site
for more information.
River Village North, South and Point, are communities
consisting of more than 300 townhomes, three-flats and lofts being nearby the
Larrabee/Kingsbury intersection, in close proximity to the Chicago river. The
communities feature a new river walk, landscaped yards, and private roof
River Village's Web site
for more information.
WESTHAVEN VILLAGE AND WESTHAVEN PARK
- The construction of Westhaven Village, a 200-unit
town-home style development including affordable and public housing started in
2001. This community represents Phase I of the redevelopment of Henry Horner
homes. Another 90 units were rehabilitated within the Horner Annex, and 263
scattered site units were also constructed and rehabilitated in the
surrounding neighborhood. This successful community has become a national
model for public housing redevelopment.
In January 2003, the Brinhsore-Michaels development
team broke ground on Westhaven Park. The community features contemporary
architecture and modern fixtures. A brand new park nearby will offer children
and adults a place to play, relax and enjoy a new community. The Westhaven
Park Apartments include 155 rental units, 31 of them affordable and 87
reserved for public housing residents. By 2007, the new community will also
include 120 homes for-sale at market and 19 to be sold at affordable prices in
mid- and low-rise buildings. For more information, click
Developed by Draper and Kramer, and bounded by 40th
Street on the North, Lake Park Avenue on the West, 42nd Place on the South and
the Metra tracks on the East, the Lake Park Crescent mixed-income community
has already delivered 148 apartments for rent. The community will include
condos, town homes, row homes for sale, as well as more apartments for rent.
The center of the community features a 2.85-acre landscaped city-park. Visit
the official Web site of this mixed-income community clicking
Jazz on the Boulevard is located in North Kenwood,
along the historic Drexel Boulevard. Its development team includes The Thrush
Companies, Century Place Development Corporation, and Granite Development
Corporation. The community includes 137 homes: 71 market-rate for sale, 36
affordable homes (27 for sale and 9 rentals), and 30 reserved for public
housing residents. The homes include upscale single-family row homes and town
homes, duplexes, flats, and condominiums. For more information, click
new community is being developed on the site of the former Rockwell Gardens CHA
complex. Construction began in 2003 and once completed, it will provide a total
of 780 homes, 520 rentals and 260 for-sale. Of the rental units, 200 will be
affordable and 60 market-rate. The remaining rentals will be reserved for public
housing families. Phase 1-A of the Rockwell Gardens redevelopment has been
completed. It includes 42 units of rental housing in 14, three-story buildings
in the 2600 block of West Monroe and Madison. Phase 1-B will include 88 homes in
over 35 buildings of various types. For further information, contact the
On the redeveloped site of the former Stateway
Gardens housing complex, a development team comprised of Stateway Associates LLC
(SA), in partnership with Mesa Development Group , Davis Development Group , and
Kimball Hill Homes is building a new mixed-income community. More than 1,300
homes will be built, 885 on-site and 430 off-site. The first phase of
redevelopment includes almost 400 new construction homes.
Park Boulevard will be located in very close proximity
to the Illinois Institute of Technology, occupying 36 acres along the west
side of State street, between 35th and Pershing, and west to the Metra tracks
near Federal. Its master-plan received a Center for New Urbanism Charter Award
in 2002. The first phase of construction started in Spring 2004 and will
conclude in 2006. It will include 311 new construction homes. Most of them
will be for sale (139 at market prices and 72 affordable to families making up
to 120% of the Area Median Income). 100 homes will be priced for public
housing residents. For more information, visit the official Web site of Park
Located in the corner of State and Pershing, Pershing
Courts is a multi-family, mixed-income complex including 80 homes (27 priced
for public housing residents, and 53 affordable to families making less than
60% of the Area Median Income).
The Brinshore-Michaels team has started
construction of the first on-site and off-site phases of Legends South, located
in the former site of the Robert Taylor Homes as well as off-site in the area
nearby. The first available homes are 110 rentals in Mahalia Place, at 166 E.
Street, which is currently accepting applications. Another 190
apartments for rent will be ready for occupancy by 2006. Once completed, Legends
South will offer Chicago's residents almost 1,800 affordable and market-rate
homes. In addition, there will be 850 apartments priced for public housing
residents. For more information, click
The Community Builders is the master developer of this
community located in the former site of the CHA’s Madden/Wells/Darrow
redevelopment site. The community is being recreated as a traditional Chicago
neighborhood, connected to the city’s street grid and reflecting the
architecture of the surrounding area, with new buildings ranging from
single-family homes to nine flat homes. The new development will include tree
lined streets and boulevards as well as a new park. Two and three-story walk-ups
will be the dominant housing style for this new community. The first portion of
Phase 1 is bounded by 38th , Lake Park, Pershing and Vincennes. A total of 162
homes for rent have been built, including 47 market-rate, 52 affordable, and 63
reserved for public housing residents. Another 162 will be available by 2006.
The Arches of Oakwood Shore, a community including 129 homes for sale, 15 of
them reserved as “affordable housing” will be ready for occupancy by the end of
2007. At the end of the redevelopment plan, almost 3,000 new homes will be built
on this site. For more information, click
Designed by renowned architect Bertrand
Goldberg, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, this
complex located has been rehabbed to include a mix of family and senior housing
in two 22-story family buildings, shaped in an arc and encircling a public
space, and two cylindrical sixteen-story buildings reserved for senior
residents. 349 rental units will be affordable family housing. 305 will be
priced for public housing families and 188 will be public housing for seniors.
327 homes are already available to be leased. For more information, visit
Holsten’s Web site: click
ST. EDMUND'S MEADOWS
Approximately 56 homes of the CHA’s Washington Park
low-rise building portfolio are being rehabilitated into a mixed-income
development, including 14 public housing, 31 affordable and 11 market rate
apartments. St. Edmunds Redevelopment Corporation is the organization in charge
of the redevelopment of these three sites, located in the Washington park
neighborhood. For more information, call 773-752-8893.