Nonprofit affordable housing developer The Resurrection Project was awarded a building permit to break ground on a three-story building at 2008 S. Ashland Avenue in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. The permit was issued just days after the developer received a separate foundation permit for its five-story, 37-apartment project at 1850 S. Racine Avenue.

The two buildings are part of a single affordable housing development known collectively as "Casa Durango." The Ashland Avenue property calls for 16 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments affordable for tenants earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). The transit-oriented development will provide just six parking spaces due to its proximity to the CTA Pink Line and the No. 9 Ashland bus route.

Designed by local architecture firm DesignBridge, the upcoming building features ground-floor community space and a primarily masonry facade. The Chicago City Council approved a $5.6 million multifamily loan agreement for the $28.4 million Casa Durango project earlier this summer. 

The estimated $5.6 million permit lists both Linn-Mathes Inc. and Taylor Excavating & Construction as the general contractors. The Resurrection Project aims to welcome residents to the Casa Durango properties by fall 2022.

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