St. Joseph’s Campus

St. Joseph’s Campus in Oakland, California, offers 146 new apartments affordable to seniors and families with low incomes, on a multigenerational campus comprising three rehabilitated historic buildings, one new building, and amenities like gardens, community and art rooms, and social services. The campus was built in one of the costliest housing markets in the United States, and the deal was assembled during the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, at a time when housing construction had come to a near-standstill.

The design sensitively creates environments that cater both to independent seniors who have aged out of their homes, as well as to large families seeking safe and clean housing. The campus rejuvenated a beloved local landmark, respecting the neighborhood’s history while adding substantial new housing density on a site near transit, shops, schools, and services.

Cynthia Parker, president and CEO of developer BRIDGE Housing, calls St. Joseph’s an “intergenerational campus that allows people to live, work, and play here . . . a vibrant place for many generations to come.”

Harper Court

Harper Court is a mixed-use project—including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses—located on a 3.18-acre site in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago near the University of Chicago campus. The project was initiated by the city of Chicago and the university, with the objective of revitalizing a strategic commercial location important to the university campus and near transit. The project has been integrated into the existing street fabric and includes a new internal street. A second phase is planned to include up to 400,000 square feet of residential, hotel, and/or office space.

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