FitzGerald honored for work at Oakwood Shores

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FitzGerald Associates Architects recently received a 2008 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism for its work on the Oakwood Shores development in Bronzeville.

The CNU, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, hands out 15 Charter Awards annually to firms that “set the gold standard for urban design and development and serve as powerful examples for future development,” according to the group’s Web site.

Granite Partners for Oakwood Boulevard LLC is building more than 3,000 homes on land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority, including the former sites of the Madden Park, Ida B. Wells and Darrow Homes. The project includes both rental and for-sale units in six- and nine-flat buildings, townhouses and single-family homes.

Mid-rise condos at Oakwood Shores start in the $170s, townhouses start in the $370s, and single-family homes start in the $690s.

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