Habitat Co., P3 Markets Break Ground on $100M Mixed-Income Community in Chicago

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — The Habitat Co. and P3 Markets have broken ground on 43 Green, a $100 million mixed-income apartment community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The transit-oriented development will be located on a long-vacant, city-owned lot on the northeast corner of East 43rd Street and Calumet Avenue.

Phase I will consist of a 10-story building with 99 units and 5,500 square feet of retail space. Half of the residences will be market-rate while the other half will be income-restricted to renters earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. Completion of Phase I is slated for February 2023. Later phases of 43 Green call for two more mixed-income buildings. All told, 43 Green will bring roughly 300 new units to the area.

Bowa Construction and McHugh Construction are leading construction. Future retail tenants include Momentum Coffee and Super Cycle. Financing for 43 Green involved a multi-layered capital stack, including the use of the City of Chicago’s Low Income Housing Tax credit allocation, tax credit investor Richman Capital and HUD-insured debt provided by Fifth Third Bank.

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