Oakwood Shores Phase 2D

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

As part of an ongoing, multi-phased mixed income project at Oakwood Shores on Chicago's southside, Phase 2D posed a unique opportunity in the Master Plan. Due to shifts in the economy, original plans to create condominiums interspersed with existing rental buildings never materialized, leaving gaping mid-block holes in the neighborhood fabric. These vacant lots undermined the goals of the Chicago Housing Authority's plan for transformation of the neighborhood into a vibrant new destination community.

Located on six separate blocks, the infill buildings comprising Phase 2D seamlessly blend with the fabric of the neighborhood. Front porches and outdoor terraces bring life and energy onto the street, while the massing and detailing of the three story buildings respond to the character of existing single and multi-family residences. By breaking down the scale of larger buildings into proportions similar to nearby brownstones, home is defined at a more intimate scale allowing for a greater sense of privacy and security. The duplexes and flats provide a wide array of housing types in 66 new units, while materials and construction type were carefully considered to allow as much local labor participation as possible.

Architect of record

Joseph King
Booth Hansen
333 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60661, United States
Phone: 312-869-5000
Fax: 312-869-5099

General contractor

Bob Mathes
309 S Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607, United States
Phone: 312-454-0200
Fax: 312-454-6182

Consultant 1

Ernie Wong
Site Design Group
888 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Phone: 312-427-7240
Fax: 312-427-7241

Consultant 2

Anna Huttel
303 W Erie Street, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Phone: 312-915-0557

Consultant 3

Gene Mojekwu
Matrix Engineering Corp
33 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604, United States
Phone: 312-427-1200
Fax: 312-427-4220

Consultant 4

Joanne Morris
Prism Engineering Inc
122 S Michigan Avenue, Suite 1830
Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Phone: 312-362-9900


David Mann
Booth Hansen
333 S Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60661, United States
Phone: 312-869-5000
Fax: 312-869-5099