Construction has begun at Homan Square Phase VI, the latest component of the Homan Square development. Phase VI includes eight new two-story buildings that will contain a total of 52 rental townhomes and flats, and 58 surface and private garage parking spaces. The buildings are positioned on four separate parcels around Boler Park; four buildings at Arthington and Central Park, and four on Lawndale Avenue. The units will range from 700-1450 square feet in one-, two-, and three-bedroom offerings. The phase includes six market-rate units, and 46 affordable (below 60% AMI) units.
This is the latest phase in an ongoing relationship between FitzGerald, The Shaw Company, and the Foundation for Homan Square, with FitzGerald providing planning and architectural services on more than 175 apartments, townhomes, and single-family homes in Phases III, IV, and V. Once home to the five million square foot historic headquarters complex for Sears, Roebuck & Company built in 1905, the area was challenged with the departure of Sears and other corporations. Now, in large part because of the success of Homan Square and its relationship with the City and community, redevelopment has been going strong in the area for over 20 years, the result of which is a revitalized mixed-income community.