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Cabrini-Green's Terrace 459 Wins Architecture Award For Affordable Housing

By Ted Cox | December 28, 2016 5:55am
 Terrace 459 won an award from the journal Architect for affordable housing.
Terrace 459 won an award from the journal Architect for affordable housing.
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CABRINI-GREEN — The most recent part of the Parkside at Old Town development at Cabrini-Green has won an architecture award for affordable housing.

Terrace 459, at 459 W. Division St., was honored in the 2016 Residential Architect Design Awards in the category of affordable housing, as reported this month in Architect: The Journal of the American Institute of Architects.

"It wouldn't strike me as affordable housing if I happened upon it," said juror Dan Maginn. "It's whimsical, yet serious, and well-composed."

The $41 million project was designed by Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects for the Holsten Real Estate Development Corp. It includes 106 units in nine stories, along with seven attached townhouses and a three-story building at 1151 N. Cleveland Ave.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago) joined in cutting the ribbon at the site in May.

The 106 mixed-income units included 43 at market rate, 27 affordable housing and 36 public housing as administered by the Chicago Housing Authority.

"It's a long time coming," said Burnett, who has been charged with overseeing redevelopment of the old Cabrini-Green housing project and making sure it welcomes back at least a portion of the displaced residents.

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