Oakwood Shores

Oakwood Shores

3867 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago IL 60653
1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments available by the lake front

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Oakwood Shores includes approximately 94 acres located on Chicago’s mid-South Side, four miles south of the Chicago Loop and one third mile west of Lake Michigan. It is roughly bounded by 35th Street to the north, Lake Park Avenue to the east, Pershing Road to the south and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the west.

The site originally included more than 3,500 public housing units and when complete Oakwood Shores will consist of 3,000 units of new rental and for-sale housing. Construction of Oakwood Shores began in 2003 and will be completed over several phases.

Current Status

Currently under construction, Rental Phase 2A is located along Pershing Road between Cottage Grove Ave. and Vincennes Ave. Phase 2A consists of 199 new CHA, affordable and market rate rental units.

Rental Unit Features

  • Low-rise, all-brick or masonry exterior construction: 3 stories or less
  • Patio, deck, or balcony provided with each unit
  • Custom landscaping
  • New energy efficient furnaces & central air conditioners in each unit
  • New carpet flooring with tiled kitchen and bath
  • Dishwasher in every unit
  • Washers and dryers in every unit
  • Private parking and ample outdoor guest parking
  • Wheelchair accessible and adaptable units.

Community Amenities


Developer / Owner

The Community Builders (Rental)
Granite Development (Rental and For-Sale)
MB Real Estate (For-Sale)
UJIMA ( Rental and For Sale)

Phase 2A Unit Mix: (rental units under construction)

Unit Type CHA Rental Afford. Rental Market Rate Totals
Fam. 1 BR 26 26 24  
Fam. 2 BR 7 11 8
Fam. 3 BR 39 24 25
Fam. 4 BR 9 0 0
Total 81 61 57 199


Phase 1 Homeownership (Homeownership units under construction)

Unit Type CHA Rental Afford. Rental Market Rate Totals
Fam. 1 BR 4
2 9  
Fam. 2 BR 4 8 43
Fam. 3 BR 4 5 50
Fam. 4 BR 0 0 0
Total 12 15 102 129


Phase 1 Unit Mix: (All construction completed)

Unit Type CHA Rental Afford. Rental Market Rate Totals
Fam. 1 BR 10
19 10  
Fam. 2 BR 58
92 68
Fam. 3 BR 26 29 16
Fam. 4 BR 11 0 0
Total 126 104 95 325