Chicago, IL: This project redevelops land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) to replace troubled public housing buildings with a new mixed-income community. The site design reestablishes the street grid and alley system to restore the neighborhood back to its traditional character offering pedestrian-oriented streets. Parking is generally located at the rear of buildings, screened by structures and obscured from view.
Clearly defined public and private spaces offer room for activity while reinforcing a sense of ownership and responsibility in taking care of the neighborhood. Two existing parks are now connected by Langley Boulevard when completed, drawing them into the neighborhood.
Credits: Fitzgerald Architects