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Chicago Architecture Center Spearheads Design Competition for South, West Sides

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) will host a pop-up poster exhibition in March of the 42 shortlisted teams that have submitted designs to the Come Home Initiative.  

Supported by the Chicago Community Trust, the design competition and wealth building initiative is intended to support will support “missing middle density” infill housing in Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, East Garfield Park, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Woodlawn. 

The initiative is offered in league with the city’s planning and housing departments, and therefore is being called part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Invest South/West push, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. 

“Our juried Request for Qualifications invites architects to reimagine Chicago’s single-family home, two- and three-flat, rowhouse and six-flat typologies to better meet 21st century lifestyles,” according to the CAC. 

As part of Come Home, the city is committing to the delivery of 30 to 100 housing units across the six focus communities. 

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