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…

Groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments

Todd, Jane, Alexis, Albert, and Jacquie represented WJW in a groundbreaking ceremony for Clark-Estes Apartments on October 12th, 2018. Distinguished guests at the event included Alderman Joe Moore of Chicago’s 49th Ward, members of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Department of Planning & Development. Clark-Estes Apartments is located on an ideal site for a moderately-scaled, mixed-use, transit-oriented development.…

Grand Opening of Hope Manor Joliet

A grand opening was held on August 25, 2017 for Hope Manor Joliet. This is a 67 unit, campus-style, permanent supportive housing development for American Veterans and their families. The Veterans residing at Hope Manor Joliet were either previously homeless or at risk of homelessness. Volunteers of America is the developer and provider of the…

Jane serves as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Jane served as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. The topic of her panel was Innovation – Health and Housing. They discussed the strong and growing connection between personal and public health and the quality of the built environment. Jane, along side Mark Stroker and Peter Toepfer, offered practical examples…

Gateway at River City received 2012 NGBS Bronze Certification

Gateway at River City in Peoria, Illinois, recently received 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification. The project provides 105 units of affordable supportive living for adults with disabilities ages 22-64. With rigorous requirements, National Green Building Standard Certified Projects must achieve standards in Integrative Design; Lot Design, Preparation, & Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy…