Uptown Preservation Phase 3, Chicago, IL

This project is the third phase of the Uptown Preservation Apartments Rehab. Located in the historical district of the Uptown neighborhood, this project is the moderate rehab of  2 existing 1920's residential courtyard buildings composing of 59 affordable rental units.  These buildings were last rehabbed in the late 80s and require a moderate amount of repairs. The approach we are taking with this project is slightly different from ones we've worked on in the past. The focus will be to address the rehab in long term improvements such as securing the building envelope, upgrading the mechanical systems to high energy efficiency as well as using solar hot water heaters to account for 50% of the demand, and renovating all tenant common areas and kitchens.

Since the building is located in a historical district all masonry work will match the original and street facade windows will be replaced with new wood aluminum clad windows with a historic profile. Other improvements to the exterior of the building include new exterior lighting, landscape improvements, permeable walkways, and an underground irrigation system.

Uptown, Chicago, IL


Completed 2011

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Chicago Community Development Corporation


Creative Systems & Associates (MEP)

Klein & Hoffman (Structural)


Shane Welch