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Jazz at Walter Circle

Year: 2014

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.