Legends South

Location: Chicago

Type: Master-planned Communities
Use: 2,400 apartments, single-family homes and condominiums
Cost: $600 million
Status: Completion 2012.

This holistically designed master planned community – formulated and being implemented with guidance and direction from local grassroots stakeholders – is emerging from the 140 acres that once comprised the troubled Robert Taylor public housing project in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community area. Clusters of interlocking “neighborhood” developments stake out freestanding identities that converge within the context of the larger community. The overall effort includes the reconstruction and restoration of the city-street grid, plus new schools, community facilities, parks and beautifully designed and appointed homes and apartments. Legends South’s Savoy Square was named a 2011 Project of the Year in the mixed-Income category by Multifamily Executive Magazine.