Groundbreaking for East Bluff Community Homes

Broadcast online in a live-streamed event, a virtual groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for East Bluff Community Homes in Peoria, Illinois. Developed by East Bluff-based Peoria Opportunities Foundation not-for-profit, the project will bring 20 single-family homes and five duplex rentals to vacant lots across several blocks, providing 30 units of quality, affordable housing to the East Bluff…

Marycrest Village achieves NGBS Gold Certification!

Marycrest Village renovation recently earned 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Gold Certification. The project was a moderate rehabilitation of an existing three-story, 56-unit independent seniors affordable housing building in Joliet, IL, and was completed in November 2019. The project received tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Renovations included new finishes throughout…

Heidi serves as panel moderator at 2020 Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

Heidi recently represented WJW as the moderator for the Achievements in Design and Construction panel at this year’s Illinois Affordable Housing Forum, hosted by the Illinois Housing Council. Focused on new achievements in design and construction of affordable housing, the conversation touched on the challenges in balancing the desires to create housing that is healthy, resilient, and achieves…

Grand Opening of Clark-Estes Apartments

Todd and Jacquie recently attended the official grand opening of Clark-Estes Apartments, a new mixed-use development located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Once home to the now-demolished Adelphi Theater, the project site is located on a lot that has been vacant for over a decade. The transit-oriented development helps to heal the fragmented…