Transforming a District
From parking lots today into a sustainable, equitable, and transit-oriented urban district of tomorrow.
Prioritizing development without displacement.
Embodying the distinctive cultures, textures, and traditions of Woodlawn and the City of Chicago.
Valuing progress while embracing tradition, culture, and legacy.
What Does Success Look Like?
Housing is the most tangible and complex measure of community development. New place-based investments will be organized to combat population displacement and gentrification to sustain the Woodlawn community in the long term. From our team’s developer-driven financing tools to our experience in new construction technologies, we bring depth to the market that ensures successful new development occurs without displacement of existing residents.
MOBILITY & PUBLIC REALM
Woodlawn Central will be one of the country’s first equitable transit-oriented developments – a compact, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use community accessible to all income levels, generations, and backgrounds, and designed around active mobility, green infrastructure, and high-quality transit systems. Through prioritizing active mobility, sustainable infrastructure, and enhanced transit connectivity, and sustainable infrastructure, Woodlawn Central provides opportunities to enhance the urban experience while advancing economic circularity and climate resilience.
INTEGRATED ARTS & CULTURE
Local artists and new technologies play an integral role in the planning, design, and implementation of Woodlawn Central. The district will be a performative reflection of the neighborhood’s values, creativity, and vision. By utilizing sustainable building technologies and construction methods, the project costs, carbon footprint, neighborhood disturbance, and construction timeframes will be kept to a minimum throughout the development process.
Introducing a New Gateway to Woodlawn
Woodlawn Central is an equitable mixed-use urban district and a new gateway to the broader Woodlawn community on Chicago’s South Side. It is a catalyst for urban regeneration in Woodlawn and sets the stage for future neighborhood reinvestment. Set along 63rd Street and adjacent to 63rd Street Station, Woodlawn Central is a transit-oriented district walkable to numerous major civic amenities, including the Obama Presidential Center, Jackson Park, Lake Michigan, and the University of Chicago.