HUD Proposes Changes to FHA ‘Safe Harbors’

HUD proposes changes to FHA ‘safe harbor’ design and construction requirements for multifamily housing. A safe harbor is recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a standard that meets the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The FHA requires that some types of multifamily housing built after March 1991 incorporate accessible …

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Ballpark Village, Goodyear, AZ

Project Type: New Construction  Size: 295,225 sf 8.65 acres LCM is the master planner and architect for Ballpark Village, a new 8.65 acre multifamily development in Goodyear, AZ. The plan envisions seven, three-story apartment buildings to house a total of 211 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. A four-story amenity building is a prominent feature of …

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1007 W University Student Housing

1007 W University Apartments

Construction Type: New Construction Size: 84,230 sf, Apartments 8,600 sf, Retail, Fitness Center, Covered Parking LCM is providing full architectural services for 1007 W.  University, a five-story, off-campus student housing building near the University of Illinois (UIUC) campus. The development followed a PUD process. LCM Architects partners with Green Street Reality on multiple multi-family developments …

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Accessible Multifamily Housing Makes Good $ense

Complying with Fair Housing Act accessibility regulations is good for business in the multifamily housing industry. People with disabilities are the only minority that can be discriminated against solely by the design of the built environment. Design requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act are intended to remedy this inequity. Today 61 million adult Americans …

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Solace of Mahomet, Illinois

LCM is providing architecture services for Solace of Mahomet, a new 15.5 acre multifamily housing development in the family-friendly community of Mahomet. The master plan calls for 200 two and three bedroom rental units in low-rise structures. An 8,000 sf clubhouse, featuring an outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and a mutli-purpose room, anchors the development. Inspired …

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FHA Client Spotlight: Focus

Scope of Services Accessibility Plan Reviews Trainings Select Projects Include: Courthouse Square Wheaton Focus Spectre 831 Emerson 1717 Ridge Reserve at Glenview Focus is a premier residential developer and general contractor based in Chicago. The company has built a significant portfolio of multifamily housing projects in the city and suburbs since it’s founding in 1993. …

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Chez Center for Veterans in Higher Education

Size 32,000 SF Construction Type New Special Recognition Century of Service: An Illustrated History of The American Legion, featured Chicago Architect, feature Chicago Tribune, feature Military Advance Education, feature Falcons Landing Military Life Plan Community Blog, feature College Planning & Management, feature Student Housing Business, feature The University embraced a universal design approach in developing …

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The University of Chicago Student Housing

Construction Type Renovation LCM evaluated University of Chicago student housing buildings to determine how it would be feasible to provide a variety of accessible unit types in various locations around campus. Properties range from three-story apartment buildings to 80-unit buildings that were originally hotels. We designed the necessary alterations and provided oversight during construction of …

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