2016 VISION AWARD WINNER

Southwick Place

Affordable Housing Category

VISION AWARD WINNER

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

2016 VISION AWARD | AFFORDABLE HOUSING CATEGORY

Southwick Place, 5150 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL

From design and construction to the quality of independent living — OTR pushes the boundaries with the Southwick Place development. Southwick Place was built to provide low income individuals with physical disabilities a premier affordable housing solution.  The “barrier-free” apartments provide residents with maximum accessibility and self-sufficiency in the comfort of their own home.

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All 40 units on the site are designed to be fully accessible, featuring wider doorways, fixtures and switches at wheel chair height, roll under space at kitchen counters, appliances, bathroom sinks. and roll-in showers.  The public corridors are wider than standard and lead to open common areas decorated with original artwork.  The expansive corridor windows bring in natural light and overlook landscaped grounds. The ground floor has a spacious community room with an accessible outside patio.  Additional features include a library, computer area, laundry room, and an outside picnic pavilion.  There is a great demand for this type of housing in the community and Southwick Place is a great addition to the Village.

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“We wanted to convey that
affordable housing doesn’t have to be so basic —
IT CAN BE EXCITING.”
Eric Huffman, Executive Director

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