MKB is working with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) on the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub at 839 W. 79th Street in Chicago. This redevelopment project will serve as a catalyst for further development along the surrounding disinvested business corridor and is one of three capital projects in the Always Growing, Auburn Gresham portfolio. The Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub will be home to GAGDC’s offices, health and wellness services tenants, and will support workforce development and community development services. A future roof terrace will support urban agriculture and renewable energy opportunities.
The project is a renovation of the historic Rusnak Brothers Furtniture building, originally built in 1926 and which has been sitting vacant for years. The renovation includes a new centralized circulation core, new windows on the currently window-less east side of the building, opening of the previously infilled storefront at street level, and restoration and preservation of the terra cotta facade.
2020 – The Pritzker Traubert Foundation Chicago Prize