Bronzeville, Chicago, IL
The second phase of the Robert Taylor Hope VI Revitalization consists of 220 residential units and a community center on a site of approximately 15 acres. The site is located on the South Side of Chicago and is bounded by 43rd Street to the North, 45th Street to the South, State Street to the East and the Dan Ryan Expressway to the West. Landon Bone Baker Architects and Brook Architecture of Chicago are acting as the design team for this site.
This phase continues the planning format established in Legends South A1. The formerly isolated high-rises of the Robert Taylor Housing Project will be replaced with a new site plan containing a variety of 2 and 3 story residential buildings that will form the base for a new neighborhood. Traditional planning principles have been used as a model for the site plan. The new site plan incorporates new streets that will reconnect the site to the existing city street grid. The size of the blocks will be traditionally scaled for comfortable walking distances and cross-interaction between the blocks. The proposed density will provide the neighborhood with a sense of public contact and vibrancy. Each block is designed as an individual element, and yet each block will also be designed to relate to the whole site plan.
The site contains a mix of CHA rental units, affordable rental units and for-sale market-rate units providing for a variety of housing options on each block and throughout the development.
The Michaels Development Co.
ContractorPowers and Sons Construction
ConsultantsPrism Engineering (Civil)
McKay Landscape Architects (Landscape)
Virgilio & Associates Ltd. (Structural)
RTM & Associates (MEP)
Kouba Cavallo Associates (Energy)
Green CertificationChicago Green Homes
IHDA Green Homes