Posts Tagged ‘rehab’

Drake House

Drake House Exterior View

The Drake house is located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. And rather than raze the existing structure to replace with an expensive custom dwelling, the existing home was modestly rehabbed to incorporate modern amenities and efficiencies throughout. Both the nicely-proportioned exterior and the moderate renovation of the interior give the owners a custom…

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Marshall SRO

The Marshall SRO exterior elevation drone shot

The Marshall Hotel, designed by Edmund Meles, was an existing 173-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was amongst the first SRO’s sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help…

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2018 Year In Review

Collage showing LBBA 2018 highlights

2018 was a year full of accomplishments and success for LBBA—here are the highlights. Peter Landon, Jeff Bone, and Catherine Baker Named in Chicago Tribune Chicagoans of the Year 2018 Read More Peter Landon Received AIA Chicago’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Designight Read More New Office + New Principals Read More Tierra Linda Featuring the…

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Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago: Securing the Future Success and Long-Term Stability of an Endangered Housing Type

Next Generation SRO Housing in Chicago offers an overview of key challenges and best practices as it relates to supportive services and operations, policy and finance, as well as design and construction. The paper also includes case studies of successful SRO preservation projects that required a range of approaches, from light rehab to gut and historic…

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East Park Apartments Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Habitat Company team cutting ribbon at opening ceremony

East Park Apartments a newly rehabbed 5-story 152-unit single room occupancy building in East Garfield Park had its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday! The rehab includes a new roof, masonry repairs, mechanical upgrades, improved common areas, and unit upgrades. This project was developed by The Habitat Company in collaboration with GMA Construction Group, Carsello Engineering, WSP, Prism…

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Carling SRO

The Carling Hotel exterior from an angle looking Southwest

The Carling Hotel was an existing 155-unit single-occupancy hotel that was preserved for low-income residents in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. It is one of 65 remaining licensed SROs in Chicago and was the first SRO sold under the 2014 SRO Preservation Ordinance, an initiative created to protect and generate funds to help preserve SROs as…

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