Douglass Square

Location: Illinois

Type: New Construction
Use: Residential Rental
Cost: $8 million
Status: Completed 2006.

This new rental community, which replaces a failed public housing complex, has helped to reenergize the surrounding neighborhood. Douglass Square sits on a 9-acre in-fill site close to downtown Champaign, and blends a traditional neighborhood plan with pedestrian-friendly streets in an intimate neighborhood setting. The buildings are designed with a Midwestern flair that incorporates pitched roofs and gables, wide, welcoming front porches and lively color patterns that animate the surrounding community.