CHICAGO — The City of Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Department of Housing and local development company, Related Midwest, have broken ground on Phase 3B of Roosevelt Square, a 160-acre mixed-use development on the near west side of the city. The project is set to create a total of over 2,000 new housing units in the area.
Phase 3B includes the construction of three new mid-rise buildings with 92 market-rate units, 80 units for families with CHA subsidies and 50 affordable or workforce apartments. As part of this phase, Related Midwest and partners are upgrading 184 existing affordable units that were built during Phase 1 of the project. The upgrades include new flooring, improved fixtures and energy-efficient systems.
Additionally included in this phase is the restoration of the last remaining Jane Addams building, which will house the new National Public Housing Museum, including 15 apartment homes. Often cited as the mother of social work, Jane Addams was one of the creators of Hull House — Chicago’s first settlement housing for working-class immigrants, established in 1889.
Related Midwest has partnered with several locally based architectural firms for multiple phases of the project, including Moody Nolan, Landon Bone Baker, DesignBridge, HED and Nia Architects. Approximately 74 percent of the architecture and engineering work was completed by minority- and women-owned businesses. The general contractor on the project is a group collaboration of 100 percent minority-led firms, including BOWA Construction, Blackwood Group, MIKK and GMA Construction.
Phase 3B is expected to be completed in summer 2024.