Mayor Emanuel joins Woodlawn community to celebrate opening of Trianon Lofts

First New Market Rate Housing in 40 Years

Artist rendering of Trianon Lofts on South Cottage Grove Avenue just south of the University of Chicago. (Source:

By Rosemary Piser, eNews Park Forest

Mayor Emanuel joined local officials and residents of the Woodlawn community today to celebrate the first market rate units of rental housing to be constructed in Woodlawn in more than 40 years. The $12.5 million Trianon Lofts is a milestone in showing the renaissance of Woodlawn and that the neighborhood is once again a place where people are choosing to live and work.

Mayor Emanuel said, “Today’s grand opening represents the latest step in Woodlawn’s rebirth and reflects the hard work and commitment of Preservation of Affordable Housing and our other community partners.”

Trianon’s four-story apartment building has 24 two-bedroom apartments. The building located on the southeast corner of 61st and Cottage Grove is named for the historic Trianon Ballroom. A new Jewel-Osco grocery and pharmacy is planned directly across the street from the site. The construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018.

Trianon also includes 7,000 square feet of fully-leased commercial space on the ground floor including a new early childhood center, Teeny Tiny University.


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