Carling Hotel

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 an affordable housing option.

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

Old Town, Chicago, IL

Status

Completed 2018

Unit Count

80

Client

The Michaels Development Company

Contractor

Linn-Mathes

Consultants

Terra Engineering (civil)

McKay Landscape Architects

Carsello Engineering (structural)

Willoughby Engineering (MEP)

MacRostie Historic Advisors

Building Permits, Inc.

Photography

The 606 Studio

Previously Existing Condition