• Harold Washington Apartments
  • Harold Washington Apartments
  • Harold Washington Apartments
  • Harold Washington Apartments
  • Harold Washington Apartments
  • Harold Washington Apartments

Harold Washington Apartments

Chicago, IL

2012

The Harold Washington Apartments in the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago is a three story single room occupancy apartment building with commercial tenants and shared common space for tenants on the first floor. Weese Langley Weese completed a moderate rehabilitation of the building in 1990 for Lakefront SRO and worked with Mercy Housing Lakefront in 2011 on an extensive renovation of the building. The renovation included adding a new elevator for the tenants who have aged in place in the building; expanding the central exterior gangway into a courtyard that provides outdoor space for tenants; and adding new code-compliant exit stairs within the building to replace the existing fire escapes. A new geothermal mechanical system was installed throughout the building with geothermal wells in the expanded courtyard. The renovation also included providing private bathrooms for all SRO units, which previously had shared bathrooms.