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SOLD OUT: Tour of the Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments


Take a tour of the Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments, a mixed-use building that provides high-quality affordable rental housing. Located in the heart of Logan Square, the project was designed by LBBA and developed by Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation.

This equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) spans from two to seven stories and includes a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. It also features 4,500 sq. ft. of commercial space facing Kedzie Avenue.

During the tour, representatives from LBBA, Bickerdike, and McKay Landscape Architecture will discuss the project’s origins, design challenges, and projected future. They will also talk about how the development integrates with and helps shape the future of Kedzie Avenue.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the site and building design considerations the design and development team chose to allow an affordable housing project of this size to integrate into its community.
  2. Identify the implications and design considerations involved in using precast panel construction for a building of this type.
  3. Review the challenges and design solutions that resulted from the processes involved with guiding the project through the City of Chicago, local government, and community approval processes.
  4. Learn about the interior layout and design of the building’s community spaces and residential units and how decisions surrounding these spaces contribute to the well-being of the building’s residents.

Tour leaders information to come. 

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Wednesday | 04.24.2024


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments
2614 North Emmett Street, Chicago, IL 60647, USA


AIA Members: Free
Non-AIA Members: $20.00
Students: Free

Learning Unit:

1.5 LU/HSW

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