Casa Nayarit is a social housing development located in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. The project consists of a four story building containing 40 units; (15) one bedroom units, (15) two bedroom units and (10) three bedroom units. The development aims to be a catalyst for growth and development in the surrounding area through quality and social conscious design.The development meets the stringent requirements of Illinois Department of Housing Authority as well as ADA Requirements. The program includes a community center, resource center, fitness center, and recreational areas at the ground level, and multiple lounges looking out to the garden roofs and the surrounding neighborhood.The housing development is an assemblage of organic and colorful materials bringing a vibrancy to the existing streetscape. Along with light glass entrances at the corners, the building articulates its interior program with a series of colored and protruding apertures.The increased density in this development, will help transform the neighborhood creating pedestrian traffic and a better sense of community.