Two new buildings near the 606 trail that will feature six affordable units and six parking spaces each have received construction permits this week from the city. The developments, one for 1836 N. Sawyer Avenue in Logan Square and the other at 1749 N. Drake Avenue just south of Bloomingdale Avenue in Humboldt Park, are just two or a dozen properties that make up the scattered site Tierra Linda affordable housing development from the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA).
Landon Bone Baker Architects, a firm that is well versed in affordable housing developments, was tapped for design duties on the multi-building, scattered-site housing program. According to the firm’s website, the Tierra Linda project takes a holistic approach to sustainability and wellbeing. All twelve properties of the housing development are located within a mile of the popular trail and are expected to meet Green Communities Criteria set by Enterprise Community Partners, according to an earlier report from DNAinfo about the development.