OAKLEY SQUARE APARTMENTS
The Community Builders, Inc.
2 and 7 Stories
179 Parking Spaces
Vision Award, Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI)
Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award, Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards
The project involves the complete rehabilitation and renovation of an existing development which provides 247 fully reappointed affordable housing units, including 3 bedroom, 2-story town homes and 1 and 2 bedroom apartment units in two seven story mid-rise buildings. The project also offers 5,500 square feet of amenity space for use in continuing education, outreach services, after school activities and community gatherings. The entire site, which comprises a full city block at South Western Avenue and West Jackson Boulevard, has received a reinvention of its landscape and hardscape. Of note is a more welcoming and pedestrian friendly main entrance and softer courtyard spaces. Design and selections throughout the project revolve around promoting a warm and lively residential atmosphere.
Photographs courtesy of The Community Builders, Inc.