The ABLA Homes Masterplan is a 130-acre, 3,000 unit Hope VI community
redevelopment on the West side of Chicago. This comprehensive plan
includes redevelopment of five adjacent public housing communities
along with commercial districts in an area bordered on the east
by the University of Illinois/ Chicago, on the west by the Illinois
Medical District, the "Little Italy neighborhood," to
the north, and railroad embankments to the south.
Sonoc Architects provided Masterplanning and architectural design
services for this Hope VI redevelopment. The process involved coordination
between multiple City, Federal, and private agencies including local
community councils. The work process included detailed documentation
and evaluation of existing conditions, community meetings, site
planning alternatives, and final master plan documents. Detailed
architectural building types were developed for each site, including
building elevations and floorplans.