Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

Annual Report

¡Comunidad: el Corazón de Nuestra Misión!

2022 Bickerdike Accomplishments

Dear Friends and Neighbors

2022 has been a year of celebration! Along with reaching 55 years of historic community inspired development we celebrated the completion of our first Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD), Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments. ;

In May, we brought over 300 dignitaries and community members together to celebrate the ribbon cutting and renaming of Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments, for-merly Emmett Street Apartments. The first resident moved in in April, and 100 families now enjoy living in the heart of Logan Square.

In July, the Chicago Transit Authority approved Bickerdike as the developer for the site at 2525 North Kedzie Boulevard near Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments! We’re excited to bring more affordable housing to Logan Square!

The City of Chicago awarded tax credits (LIHTC) for the recapitalization and preservation of Boulevard Apartments, 70 apartments in three buildings in Logan Square and West Town. We are on track to close on financing and begin construction in early 2023.

Following the expansion of our membership and service area, plans are underway for our new high quality affordable housing development in Edgewater. We have been actively engaged in getting to know Edgewater residents and community groups. We attended and presented information at the three 48th Ward Broadway Visioning Meetings, and have been meeting with various community organizations and attending events to discuss affordable housing, the proposed project, and ways to collaborate in the future.

We engaged our residents and neighbors through events focused on creativity, culture, and connection. Events ranged from pop-ups at our buildings, fitness classes, a Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Lathrop, and an array of workshops and volunteer opportuni-ties at our community garden.

We focused on internal organizational growth and structure and welcomed our new Vice President of Property Management to the team, rounding out our leadership team’s vast skills and experience.

This year’s theme, Community: The Heart of Our Mission, speaks to 55 years of mission driven work. For over half a century, our endeavors have been centered on improving lives and on community development by and for the benefit of the residents and neighbors in Chicago’s north side communities, and our efforts will continue. We hope you will join us!

You can view the 2022 Annual Report here. Request a print copy of the annual report here.