Austin Community Health Hub

A collaboration between Stone CDC, Lurie Children’s and the Austin community

The Austin Community Health Hub is being co-developed by Stone Community Development Corporation (Stone CDC), a trusted organization in the Austin community, and Lurie Children's. Our shared vision is that of a healing, welcoming space for youth and families to seek clinical care and community-based services. The facility will provide high-quality pediatric specialty physical and behavioral healthcare services; community-responsive health education and training; gathering space for youth development and other community organizations; and outdoor space for programming and respite.

In addition to its operations, the design and construction of this facility will promote healing and focus on advancing health equity on the West Side of Chicago. Community input is essential to our design and planning process, and Austin youth and community residents will be engaged every step along the way to ensure it reflects them and their desires for the future. 

The links below are to our presentations from our community and provider input planning meetings to date; this page will be updated when additional stakeholder meetings are held.

 

Community Input Meeting Slides and Videos

 

Location

The Austin Community Health Hub will be located on 5046-5048 W. Chicago Ave, on a previously vacant lot of land. The site will be owned by Stone CDC, but Lurie Children's and Stone CDC will occupy the space with various programs and services. Additional tenants may be considered. 

 

Collaborating Partners

The Austin Community Health Hub is a collaborative effort led by the following partners:

Stone CDC is  dedicated to improving the quality of life in Chicago's Austin neighborhood by building pathways of opportunity aimed to address the academic, economic, social-emotional, and spiritual well-being of families through academic enrichment; art appreciation and instruction; health and wellness; and financial literacy and wealth building programming.

Lurie Children's is consistently ranked as the top children’s hospital in the state and one of the best in the nation. We care for more than 200,000 children and adolescents each year, and serve more youth insured by Medicaid than any other hospital in Illinois.

Gregory R. Williams, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, NCARB is the President and Principal Architect of Gregory Ramón Design Studios. A self-certified architect in Chicago and a registered interior designer in Illinois, Gregory has over 20 years of experience in new construction and renovation in residential, commercial, healthcare, municipal and institutional spaces. 

Taylor Staten, LEED AP, is the Design Principal at TnS Studio, a Chicago-based, Black-owned, woman-powered design firm that prioritizes equity-focused work with underserved communities on the city's South Side. 

 

Anticipated Timeline