El Zocalo

El Zocalo

Backoftheyards

About this Project:

El Zocalo will be a 30 unit, new construction affordable housing development for individuals and families in Chicago. There will be one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. The building will include a community room, property management office, and a dance studio on the first floor. The project will also incorporate green and energy efficient design components.

The Project will serve a critical need in the community by providing quality affordable rental apartments in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. UP Development, LLC is partnering with the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) to help realize the organization’s mission statement to “enhance the general welfare of all residents, organizations, and businesses in our service area”. The organization provides economic development programs, education programs, and transportation services for the elderly, adult, and youth groups. All of these programs and services will be made available to El Zocalo residents. BYNC also has a unique dance group, Ballet Folklorico, that provide children and young adults to learn and engage in their Mexican heritage. The project will provide a much-needed dance studio for this thriving award-winning program.