Bringing creative life to Bronzeville.
HEIRs of Bronzeville is a large-scale mixed-use development incorporating the culture and history of the Bronzeville community of Chicago.Download the feasibility study.
HEIRs of Bronzeville is a large-scale mixed-use development incorporating the culture and history of the Bronzeville community of Chicago. The HEIR’s of Bronzeville will create a viable cultural, commercial, and residential complex to include entertainment, art, performance theaters, and educational programs for the arts. Additionally, the HEIR’s of Bronzeville will include restaurants, retail, and market-rate (artist work/live) residential as part of the evolution of the site.
HEIR’s business model is cultural tourism focused on iconic buildings, events, festivals, and a strong presence of historic heritage. HEIRs of Bronzeville will transform this site into a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination and experience for residents, the larger community, and visitors from around the world.
Find Your Place
Find your place within the growing creative community of Bronzeville.
A new iconic destination within the city. A place for artists, not just a place where artists are born. A vibrant place where innovative and exciting things happen. A neighborhood filled with so much creative historical legacy, that you feel the energy to make music or make art.
Our Leadership Team
J. Byron Brazier is an artist-turned entrepreneur. In November of 2007, J. Byron founded the Heir Gallery with a dream to revitalize Bronzeville as an arts and cultural destination.
Be an artist
Artist market, artist housing and a creative media center; it’s all here.
The arts and cultural programming will include an artist market, artist housing, and a creative media center. The artist housing will provide a place for artists to live, work and collaborate with each other. The artist market would also provide a place for artists to show and sell their work to the public. As a year round venue it will help create a destination to consume art in Chicago.
Bronzeville has tremendous strategic importance to the city.
Because of its proximity to Lake Michigan, Downtown, the University of Chicago and IIT, and in light of its vibrant history and transit accessibility, Bronzeville has tremendous strategic importance to the city and significant potential for redevelopment. As a result, Bronzeville has been one of the most studied neighborhoods in Chicago. Today, political will and the availability of TIF dollars finally place Bronzeville on the cusp of realizing its potential.
Heirs of Bronzeville
Heirs of Bronzeville
5228 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615