Grand Bowlard – With funding from the city’s investment southwest, the neighborhood is getting a new residential building thanks to retail space, a rooftop garden and more.
The Legacy District project is a $ 19.2 million project. It is led by KMW Communities and LG Development with partners in the Bronzeville community.
The project will house 12,000 square feet of commercial space and 25 mixed-income homes.
The project will create 174 permanent jobs and 140 temporary construction projects, according to the city. Several developers have suspended projects for the 47th Street station, but Mayor Lori Lituth announced the Legacy District proposal at Monday’s news conference.
In addition to housing and retail, the 74,760-square-foot building also includes covered parking, shared roof gardens and roof terrace. Community partners YWCA and DePal University also run a women entrepreneur on site.
Planning and Development Department Commissioner Maurice Cox told Block Club that their team’s resource development approach highlighted their idea.
They responded to the Ald thing. Pat Dowell (3rd) really wanted to try, Cox said. “’Can Bronzeville Support Ownership?’ One of the cornerstones of the Legacy District strategy is that they are delivering  All owned units, ”Cox said.
Cox added that the election process was facilitated by community workers who joined the technical staff of the technical team. Parts of their idea on neighboring urban land. Those details should be made public by the end of this year.
Bill Williams, founder of the KMW Communities, and LLC, Paula Robinson, of Bronzeville Community Partners, attended Monday’s event and thanked the mayor for her support and support. Dowl and Sophia King (4th) “Seeing the Vision.”
“This is an opportunity for generations to come,” said Williams.
Next to the 47th corridor, another city-owned vacant lot will be the future home of United Yard, a new city / yard backyard from Seladon partners and the Blackwood team.
$ 51.5 million, a 15,000-square-foot joint venture with 1515 W. 47th St. It converts about 50 apartments into an apartment building with a ground floor commercial center and a youth program space.
On 4701 S. Ashland Avenue, a mostly empty, four-story commercial building will be rebuilt in 30 high-rented apartments and a ground-floor coffee shop, and a pair of affordable, three-story buildings will be rebuilt on another empty space. 1641 W. 47th St.
Read more about the latest round of investment Southwest projects being funded here.
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