Your Great Green Places

The Chicago Housing Authority, FitzGerald Associates Architects, and Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation won the Built Projects category of the 2009 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for Parkside of Old Town.

Parkside of Old Town sits on eight city blocks that were once home to a public housing complex notorious for criminal activity. The redevelopment has transformed the neighborhood by reconnecting it to downtown Chicago and creating mixed-income housing, parks, and new shops and restaurants.

EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement recognizes communities that use the principles of smart growth to create better places. This annual competition is open to public- and private-sector entities. For more information, go to


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