Halsted / Archer TOD
The planning project integrates principles of smart growth, sustainable urbanism, and green building into the first Chicago standard for neighborhood design. Guided by the Smart Growth Network's ten principles of smart growth it will include compact design, proximity to transit, mixed use, mixed housing type, and pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly design. Currently, the City of Chicago has few, if any, guiding principles toward (or incentives for) better location, design, and construction of neighborhoods and buildings. New building uses include: residences, offices, studio lofts for creative professionals and artists, retail and commercial space, public transportation hubs/stops (EL, bus, bike, etc), a boat house and accessory launches/landings/facilities, open green space, etc.