Renovation permits have been issued for the new home of the National Public Housing Museum and associated apartments at 925 S. Ada. As part of Roosevelt Square Phase 3B, the development will be converting the last remaining building from the Jane Addams Homes which occupies the site. Developed by the National Public Housing Museum, master developer Related Midwest is overseeing the project as part of the larger Roosevelt Square redevelopment.
Set to be restored, the existing structure is laid out in U-shape, with the adaptive reuse converting the south wing into the museum and the north wing into apartments. With Landon Bone Baker Architects in charge of the museum portion, patrons will enter from S. Ada St through a reconfigured entry feature. The museum will use oral histories, art, photography and more, compiling and preserving the variety of stories from public housing in Chicago and around the country.
With HED Architects on board for the affordable housing component, the plan will see the northern wing of the building converted into 15 apartments. As part of the larger Roosevelt Square redevelopment, the apartments will be a mix of five CHA units, five affordable apartments, and five market-rate rentals. 37 parking spaces will be provided on the north side of the building for residents and visitors.
With permits issued, general contractor GMA Construction Group can begin work on the $16.5 million development. Construction is expected to wrap up by Fall 2023.