The Casa Veracruz project is composed of 15 existing affordable apartment buildings imagined by The Resurrection Project (TRP), one of Chicago’s leading affordable housing developers, to be preserved as 100% occupied affordable rental apartments. The combined buildings contain a total of 157 family units (1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments), with housing stock ranging between 20-100 years in age. The majority of the properties are located within Pilsen’s Historical Landmark District, which provides protections for historically significant buildings such as Casa Veracruz. Working alongside Chicago’s Sustainable Development Policy Program, the project seeks to provide a balance between resident needs and performance-based design, therefore we have targeted base building improvements as well as “in-unit” improvements for the apartments.
The project scope of work consists of moderate renovations to building interiors (common areas and dwelling units), building exteriors and fenestration, building systems, and sitework. In addition to building improvements, additional attention was placed towards enhancing universal design and accessibility needs through the full 15 building portfolio. As a result, the Casa Veracruz project will provide residents and the organization another 30 plus years of longevity for each property while maintaining TRP’s legacy of championing affordable housing options in the City of Chicago.
Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards, Chicago – Scattered Sites (15 properties)
The Resurrection Project (TRP)
CE Anderson (Structural)
Maestros Ventures, LLC (MEP Engineer)
McKay Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architect)
Crane Construction Company, LLC (General Contractor)