Rosenwald Apartments is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2017 Novogradac Journal of Tax
Credit Historic Rehabilitation Award!
This 5 story walk up, previously known as the Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments, has been transformed since the closing in December of 2014. Nearly two years of construction went into this project in order for the 239 units to become the exemplary housing that stands on Michigan Avenue. In less than 6 months the entire residence was fully leased and the tenants were able to move in September of this year.
There are 119 two bedroom units that were created for family and general occupancy as well as 120 units created for seniors. The senior housing have smaller one bedroom units but employ the same in unit amenities such as new appliances and granite countertops. The Rosenwald project was created to give affordable housing to working families and have amenities such as community rooms, computer room, as well as a fitness room. The family units will have in-unit laundry while the seniors units will have large laundry areas created to help them socialize with their neighbors. All units are pet friendly!
This award recognizes the efforts of Jim Bergman, Lighten-Gale Group (LGG) and David Ross for their creative use of the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) to create affordable housing for the residents of Bronzeville.The project was made possible with the help of Solis Russel, Hooker DeJong Architects, John Joyce Associates, Mercy Housing Management group, and the MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC.