Carling Hotel

The Carling Hotel is an existing 155-unit single-occupancy hotel that is being 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 an affordable housing option.

The Carling Hotel is currently undergoing a complete historic renovation and re-configuration of the residential floors to add bathrooms and kitchenettes to each room. The new unit count will be 80 units, 20% configured for handicapped residents. The existing historic lobby will be restored and new updated MEP systems installed throughout.

Old Town, Chicago, IL



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The Michaels Development Company




Terra Engineering (civil)

McKay Landscape Architects

Carsello Engineering (structural)

Willoughby Engineering (MEP)

MacRostie Historic Advisors

Building Permits, Inc.

Existing Conditions