Located at the intersection of 35th and Cottage Grove, the Bronzeville Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park spent over a decade in planning and development before it could welcome residents this spring.
Closed in 2008 and acquired by the city the following year, the vacant Bronzeville site has been described by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel as a "once-in-a-generation" redevelopment opportunity for the city’s south side.
While many are moving into Chicago’s rapidly developing West Loop neighborhood, long-time residents Chad and Kristen saw the boom as a chance to trade in their old loft and buy the single-family home that they had always wanted.
While Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood features a number of charming historic greystone mansions, few are rehabbed to the same level as this bright, 5,880-square-foot example on South Michigan Avenue.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s south side Bronzeville neighborhood, work continues on a massive renovation project to turn shuttered 1929 apartments back into residences. The historic property was once the home of a number of notable residents.