Park Douglas

Location: Chicago

Type: New Construction
Use: Residential Rental, 137 Units
Cost: $44 million
Status: Complete 2012

Named in recognition of nearby Douglas Park, one of the jewels of Chicago’s public park system, this first phase of a comprehensive mixed-income development offers 137 beautiful units on the former site of a public housing project. An innovative partnership with neighboring Mount Sinai Medical Center includes a land swap that will allow Sinai to construct a new ambulatory care facility, expand employee parking and reconfigure its medical campus. The architecture complements the neighborhood’s elegant greystones by incorporating salvaged limestone elements from deconstructed vintage buildings. The LEED Gold certified community center which is supported by geothermal heating and cooling, includes a meeting space, kitchen, computer room, exercise room, green roof, bioswales for water runoff and photovoltaic panels. In 2012 and 2013, the project was awarded the Pride in Construction Award, 'Residential Construction Project of the Year,' by the Construction Industry Service Corporation, second place for The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, and first place for the Affordable Housing Finance Reader's Choice Award for Urban Development. Download Pdf Photo credit: ©