Hilliard Towers Apartments includes four residential structures and a community building on the cityês Near South Side at the site of the former Raymond Hilliard Center. It is located across the street from the National Teacherês Academy, near McCormick Place and Chinatown. The 12.5-acre site includes a total of 654 new rental units for seniors and families, all at affordable or income-based rents.
Designed by Bertrand Goldberg (Marina Towers, River City), Hilliard was built in 1966 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The $98 million historic preservation of Hilliard began in 2002, and was completed over two phases. Phase I construction and lease-up was completed in 2004, while Phase II construction and lease-up was completed in 2007.
Hilliard recently was awarded the 2007 National Trust/HUD Secretaryês Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
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