Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives

CWB Project

Artists Design the Future

This organization is a 2023-2024 Chicago CWB Initiative Grantee

Organization Name:

Near NorthWest Arts Council

Organization Neighborhood:

South Shore


Real Estate Development & Conversion

Project Phase:


Who we are:

Engaging artists, creatives, and arts businesses in a participatory planning process to build and manage a mixed-use development. The limited equity housing cooperative residential units above a first floor commercial space will be fully accessible, affordable, and proximate to public transit.

Learn More:

Kiela Smith-Upton discusses Artists Design the Future/ADtF

Interview with cofounder about the cooperative focused on artists & creatives

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