2021 CDA Best New Development or Renovation–Residential (Multiunit): The Grove
The Grove not only serves the purpose of affordable housing, it features a purposeful architectural design as well. A two-building complex, it provides affordable rental housing in a mixed-use development that repurposes a former strip-mall property.
Yet CDA judges were struck by its contemporary architectural look and feel. The project was designed to encourage an increased sense of community by developing affordable housing that feels like market-rate housing. A fourth-floor community room and roof terrace provide views of Lake Monona, and once the pandemic is in the rearview mirror, it will host residents and guests for events and social activities.