Elizabeth and Michelle volunteer at The Kilpatrick Renaissance garden

Elizabeth and Michelle returned to The Kilpatrick Renaissance to volunteer with Renaissance Social Services and the Kilpatrick Garden Club for a Community Garden Beautification Day. They spent the day preparing the garden for senior residents and community members to later plant their desired fruits, veggies, and flowers, as well as helping some of the residents realize their garden plot…

Grand Opening of Silver Birch of Terre Haute

Michelle and Jacquie recently traveled down to Terre Haute, Indiana to celebrate Silver Birch of Terre Haute’s Grand Opening. The three-story residential care facility features 119 individual studio and one-bedroom units, along with a variety of amenities designed to promote independence and dignity for seniors of all financial means. Community amenities include a central dining…

Metro Landing of Swansea receives 2019 Wyvetter H. Younge Award

Fresh off the grand opening for the project, Metro Landing of Swansea received the 2019 Wyvetter H. Younge Award, which recognizes champions in affordable housing. The award was presented at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing, co-hosted by IHC and IHDA. The award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding affordable housing developments…

Grand Opening of Metro Landing of Swansea

Mike recently attended the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea, a new transit-oriented development that provides affordable housing for independent seniors. This three-story apartment building consists of 62 one and two-bedroom dwelling units, with common areas such as a living room, community room, library, computer area, fitness room, and laundry facilities. Located immediately adjacent…

Todd presents at 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Representing WJW as a featured panelist, Todd presented in the Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization session at this year’s Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. Moderated by Alan Quick of IHDA, the panel focused on how adaptive reuse developments can be repurposed for housing to revitalize communities. Many communities are burdened with dilapidated or underutilized existing…

Indian Trail Apartments II is NGBS Certified!

Indian Trail Apartments II in Lawrenceville, Illinois recently received 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! Located less than a mile away from downtown Lawrenceville, this development is designed to integrate with and take advantage of the amenities found in the adjoining neighborhoods. The project consists of 30 dwelling units of affordable housing in…

Elizabeth presents at 2018 Housing Matters! Conference

Elizabeth recently gave a presentation at the 2018 Housing Matters! Conference in Bloomington, IL, with Dena Bell of IFF.  Titled “Models for Affordable Housing Scattered Site Developments: Two Case Studies and Perspectives,” their presentation provided both a developer’s and an architect’s perspective on design, regulatory review, and construction processes, and focused on two scattered site…