This planning driven project was designed to address neighborhood shortcomings by introducing solutions that would establish a positive identity for the neighborhood and steer forward growth in the community as a whole. Conditions addressed were a scarcity of protected park space, strong corners and other sturdy identifiers. Red brick and Victorian styling enunciated in the buildings’ details and proportions harmonize with the familiar Chicago vernacular. Articulations in the cornices and masonry, along with an abundance of glass accomplished through stacked windows and transoms, sets the project apart from the often plain speculative developments in many transitional and infill neighborhoods. Each residence has a private front yard, a balcony and a rooftop deck, and access to an expansive, landscaped courtyard in the center of the complex that serves as the focal point of the development.