Jazz at Walter Circle
Client: East St. Louis Housing Authority
Location: East St. Louis, Illinois
LEED Certification: LEED-NC Gold (Target)
Awards: CNU Illinois Charter Award
This project, named Walter Circle, represents the first of three citywide phases of transit-oriented redevelopment designed to retain and consolidate East St. Louis’s population in high value locations served by MetroLink. In response to public vision and market demand, Walter Circle consists of a mixed use building with 74 senior units, ground floor community center, retail, community health and office space. Site work includes new sidewalks, 90 degree on street parking, new roundabout, storm-water management and landscaping. ESLHA campaigned for, and ultimately recruited a non-profit enterprise to operate a fresh grocery store with the Jazz at Walter Cirlce building called the Ensembale Market.