The $200,000,000 mixed-use project that is replacing two public housing projects reached a milestone recently. Construction has topped out at the building which represents phase one.
Ogden Commons replaces the Chicago Housing Authority’s Ogden Courts and Lawndale Complex in North Lawndale. SCB designed the project for The Habitat Company. It’s being built by McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction, and will eventually have 332 new homes and 120,000 square feet of commercial and retail space on a ten-acre campus on Ogden Avenue between Western and California.
The phase one building, at 2652 West Ogden Avenue, will be a 50,000-square-foot commercial building, with two restaurants and a bank on the ground floor. The other two floors will have medical facilities for Sinai Health System, and a pair of film-related non-profits. It’s expected to be complete in January.
Construction of phase two is expected to start next year. It will be a total of 110 new homes in a 92-unit apartment building, and three six-flats.