TF08 - Chicago Neighborhoods: Reimagined at Two Scales

Friday, November 16 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk « Back

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Chicago is known for being a “City of Neighborhoods,” this tour will explore recent efforts to reimagine and stabilize two of the older inner ring communities. Attendees will explore the historic 32-acre Julia C Lathrop Homes, which is being revitalized and reimagined as part of one of the last sites included in Chicago Housing Authority’s Transformation Plan. Lathrop’s revitalization was master planned as a LEED Neighborhood Development and is targeting the Gold Level. As an urban infill LEED ND project, Lathrop is earning most available preferred location, reduced auto dependence, housing & jobs proximity, and mixed income, diverse communities credits The redevelopment of the 15 historic buildings is proving to be an exemplary Enterprise Green Community Criteria project as well. Tour attendees will also visit Tierra Linda, a 45 unit scattered-site affordable housing project in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Developed by LUCHA, this 12-building site is located around the 606 Trail and the development is centered on healthy living and sustainability. In addition to meeting Enterprise Green Communities and ENERGY STAR certification, one of the 6-flat buildings was selected to be designed as a multi-family Passive House - the first to be built in the City of Chicago. There is limited wheelchair accessibility.

Learning Objectives:

Explore the developer RFQ-process for Lathrop required project LEED-ND certification

Describe how federal historic preservation review can affect project plans at both master planning and individual building scales.

Identify opportunities to apply Green Communities criteria at multiple building scales.

Articulate design features of Passive House and Energy Star certified housing and calculate the cost differences of each housing type.

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Event Type: Tour > Session