Unity Place

For our entry into Chicago’s C40 Reinventing Cities Competition, FitzGerald’s design team worked with expert consultants and ambitious developers to propose an unprecedented carbon-neutral, net-zero-energy mixed-income development for Chicago’s Loop. Unity Place brings together the latest thinking in building structure, materials, and systems to support a community-centered program focused on minority-owned businesses, an incubator for eco-conscious organizations, and 169 apartments attainable to all income levels—30%, 60%, and 80% AMI, as well as market-rate.

From solar orientation and natural ventilation to high-performance systems and heavy timber high-rise structure, read more to explore our ideas for the future of a healthy, sustainable, buildable multifamily development: Unity Place – Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Design for Private Sector Development and Unity Place – Case Study