A full building permit has been issued for the first phase of the Garfield Green affordable housing development. Originally proposed as one of the submissions to the C40 Reinventing Cities competition in 2018, the venture led by POAH was selected as the winner in May 2019. The site is located at 3155 W. Fifth Ave, fronting both S. Kedzie Ave and W. Fifth Ave.
Garfield Green will be a carbon-neutral multifamily housing development that will bring a total of 82 units of affordable rental and for-sale housing stock to the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The mixed-use buildings will feature ground floor retail and commercial space fronting S. Kedzie Ave, with residential units setback from the street.