Future Projects

Prairie Path Place

Formerly known as Indian Knoll, Prairie Path Place is the first site in the Aurora Housing Authority’s ambitious Next Generation Housing program.  Named for its location along the Illinois Prairie Path, Prairie Path Place will set the tone for the future of public housing in the city of Aurora.  Designed to bring public housing into the 21st century with amenities that improve the social, educational and employment opportunities available to residents, the site will be the focal point for programming and design that pushes the envelope for affordable housing.  The AHA has partnered with educators, housing professionals and community advocates to select, design and implement programming that truly creates opportunity and empowers families.  A new state of the art office is currently in development, and significant exterior and interior upgrades are scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017.  Potential amenities include an on-site market that provides low cost healthy meal options, site wide wireless internet, a daycare/afterschool program and a flex space for programming and events. (artwork courtesy of Sheldon Roberts)

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The Market @ SixteenThirty

The Aurora Housing Authority in partnership with the Northern Lights Development Corporation is developing plans for the opening of a concept store inside several of the AHA’s public housing complexes.  The first proposed market is being planned for the Centennial House property, and will sell a wide variety of items at bargain prices.  Designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional, the stores will have health conscious offerings along with valuable everyday necessities.

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Broadband Internet Partnership

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) and Comcast have partnered on an innovative program to provide free high speed internet service to all 189 of the AHA’s family sites.  Each unit will be provided internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program at no cost.  Access http://paperopus.com/research-paper/ includes speeds of up to 10mbps, which is more than sufficient for a wide variety of web based activities, most importantly accessing educational resources for school aged children.