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Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

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by Yuka Yoneda last modified Jun 14, 2011

In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary, high-quality senior apartment building. The project, called the Kenmore Senior Apartments, features a complete gut rehab, retrofitted courtyards with rain gardens, and a green roof. The building, expected to [...]




 

 

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In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary, high-quality senior apartment building. The project, called the Kenmore Senior Apartments, features a complete gut rehab, retrofitted courtyards with rain gardens, and a green roof. The building, expected to be the first LEED Platinum public housing building in Chicago, redefines expectations for affordable senior housing.

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