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The Burnham at Woodlawn Park
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CHICAGO, IL

The Burnham at Woodlawn Park

Sustainable + Affordable Senior Housing

COMPLETED IN 2015

Preservation of Affordable Housing, the City of Chicago, and a strong coalition of community-based organizations and stakeholders are transforming Woodlawn into a “neighborhood of choice”—a transformation centered on the redevelopment of three city blocks along South Cottage Grove Avenue between East 60th and 63rd Streets. The Burnham, a 5-story, 65-unit residential building for seniors, marks the third redevelopment phase of the distressed Section 8 Grove Parc Plaza.


The residential floors consist of 60 1-bedroom units and five 2-bedroom units and contain a laundry room, storage room, and a small lounge. Each unit includes a kitchen, bathroom, and individually controlled HVAC fan unit. The units feature efficient lighting, water-conserving fixtures, Energy Star appliances, low VOC paints and adhesives, environmentally preferable flooring, and exterior venting exhaust fans in the bathrooms and kitchens. The Burnham also includes a community room with a full kitchen, exercise room, library, and lounge. The building utilizes green features such as permeable paving and a community garden to aid on-site stormwater management.

LEED Gold

Sustainability

Awards

2016: All Precast Concrete Special Award Co-Winner and Best Retirement/Assisted Living Building, PCI Design Awards

2016: American Society of Landscape Architects Illinois Chapter Honor Award

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