Legends South is more than just another residential development. It is one of the largest revitalization efforts ever undertaken in the City of Chicago that, when completed, will include nearly 2,400 new rental and home ownership units – and will remove the former super block configuration imposed by the former Robert Taylor Homes. This extraordinary development will stretch for two miles through the very heart of Bronzeville; Legends South will extend from 39th Street south to 55th Street and from Federal Street east to Prairie Avenue.
Central to this ambitious and comprehensive plan is the integration of the development site with the surrounding community. The area’s original city grid will be re-established and a wide variety of building types, none taller than four stories, will blend seamlessly with the neighborhood. The transformation of State Street into a boulevard and the development of new retail space along neighboring east-west corridors, in addition to the vital component of homeownership, sets the stage for long term private investments, physical and social improvements and the rebirth of one of Chicago’s most culturally rich districts.