City Selects Development Team for Woodlawn Mixed-Income
A 70-unit mixed-use, mixed-income residential complex was announced by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wednesday as the winning proposal to redevelop vacant city land in the heart of Woodlawn. The $48.4-million “Woodlawn Social” project from developers POAH and KMW was selected over two competing proposals for development sites on the 900 and 1000 blocks of East 63rd Street.
“The combination of affordable and market-rate housing, along with the retail and recreation spaces that this development will ultimately include, will be a boon to the Woodlawn neighborhood,” Mayor Lightfoot said.
A 2022 Request for Qualifications drew more than 30 proposals, which were shortlisted down to three. Woodlawn Social consists of a six-story, 60-unit, affordable rental building and a four-story structure containing 10 for-sale, market-rate townhomes.
The project also includes a 10,000-square-foot courtyard for residents, a 9,000-square-foot plaza for public use and 8,500 square feet of ground-floor space for up to four retail tenants.