Cabrini Development Zone Plan

A mixed-use, mixed-income framework plan for 65 acres of vacant land in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Cabrini Public Housing area was developed through a series of working group meetings, workshops, and think tank sessions. The proposal reintroduces long abandoned portions of the city’s grid to link adjacent neighborhoods to a revitalized urban district with sustainable densities to support retail and commercial uses. Open green spaces, diverse housing options, a day care center, and a health center create a lively new district within this rapidly redeveloping area of Chicago’s North Side.

LOCATION: Chicago, IL
CLIENT: The Chicago Housing Authority
ARCHITECT: UrbanWorks, Ltd.
DATE OF PROJECT: 2011
COMPLETION DATE:
2015
SITE AREA: 65+ acres