Image Bank

San Diego, CA, USA
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Denver, CO, USA
Memphis, TN, USA
Atlanta, GA, USA
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Dona Ana, New Mexico, USA
Baltimore, MD, USA
Baltimore, MD, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
Massachusetts, USA
The Archer Courts townhouses were built on 1.143 acres of land surrounding a rehabilitated "towers in the park" public housing complex in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. Of the 43 townhouses, 34 were sold at market prices to moderate-income residents, five were sold by lottery to low-income local families, and four were donated to the housing authority in exchange for the land. The 2-3 bedroom units, built from modular elements, feature alley-fed single car garages and rooftop decks. All units are adaptable for full accessibility, with wide interior doors and stairs, zero-step ground floor entries, and ground floor bathrooms. An innovative financing model used TIF funds and tax-exempt municipal bonds to access low-cost capital. The development won the 2005 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence at the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.
Chicago, IL, 60616, USA