Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Awards 2018 Winner: Clybourn 1200

Despite a history of crime, violence, and poverty, the area around the former Cabrini-Green public housing development in Chicago is poised to undergo a renaissance. New investments by the city and private developers demonstrate the neighborhood’s ongoing transformation and progress in this formerly disadvantaged community.

Clybourn 1200 is one such development; a mixed-income, mixed-use building that was able to capture the demand for the commercial space and market-rate units while preserving affordable units. The 157,000 square foot building includes 18,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, a 25,295 square foot conditioned parking garage on the second level, and five residential floors above. The building offers studio, one, two, and three-bedroom plans ranging in size. The units are broken down into 26 public housing apartments, 26 affordable housing apartments, and 32 market-rate apartments.

The building showcases a sleek, modern design. The 7-story concrete building maintains the acute angle of the site while glazed end walls, anchored by a glass feature and canopy, provide a backdrop to the corner plaza. The landscaped interior of the form contains a play-area for the pre-school. Each apartment features Energy Star stainless steel appliances and light fixtures, a high efficiency in-floor radiant heat system, and in-unit washers and dryers. Resident amenities include a community room, computer lab, party room with kitchen, fitness center, landscaped outdoor terrace with gas grill and fireplace features, community garden, and rooftop apiary.

Developed with the intent of long-term sustainability and forward-thinking design, Clybourn 1200 is a modern community that provides both market-rate and affordable living accommodations and offers exceptional living to its residents with numerous amenities.

Location: Chicago, IL
Developer & Owner:
Brinshore Development & The Michaels Organization 
Partners: 
Pappageorge Haymes Partners

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