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McGill Terrace

821-29 E 49TH ST, CHICAGO, IL 60615

The McGill Terrace Apartments development entailed the rehabilitation and conversion of a vintage courtyard building (circa 1940) into 48 efficiency, one, two, three and four bedroom rental apartments. This development is near Drexel Boulevard, the University of Chicago Hospitals Washington Park, and other community assets.  The principal north/south thoroughfares are Cottage Grove Avenue and Drexel Boulevard; the principal east/west thoroughfares are 51st and 47th Streets.  Major expressways—Dan Ryan, Lake Shore Drive—are nearby. McGill Terrace is convenient to mass transit.


McGill Terrace is an affordable housing development and has a project based Section 8 contract. McGill serves the housing needs of low income families and Senior citizens. The development’s Section 8 Contract is administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Each apartment has gas appliances, refrigerator, shades and wall-to-wall carpeting.  All kitchens and baths have ceramic tile walls and vinyl tile flooring. All utilities are resident paid.