Mixed-Income Artists’ Residences Being Built in Washington Park

The KLEO Art Residence, a four-story 58-unit mixed-use building is being built at the corner of Garfield Boulevard and South Michigan Avenue. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand for the ground-breaking this week. The L-shaped building will include retail and studio space on the ground floor with 49 apartments at affordable rents and 9 units at market rate above. Chicago design firm JGMA designed the building with a two-toned translucent facade. (Via Curbed Chicago.)

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Nancy S Bishop

Nancy S. Bishop is publisher and Stages editor of Third Coast Review. She’s a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and a 2014 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. You can read her personal writing on pop culture at nancybishopsjournal.com, and follow her on Twitter @nsbishop. She also writes about film, books, art, architecture and design.