The Pomeroy Apartments
Client Chicago Housing Authority Location
5450 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
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The classically detailed, limestone and terracotta clad building was renovated as part of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Plan for Transformation to be their flagship senior living center on Chicago’s North Side. The plan sought to preserve the building’s vintage apartment-hotel character keeping as many dwellings as possible while adding contemporary amenities, technologies and accessibility features. A full exterior restoration including replication of the missing terracotta eyebrow cornice were a part of the repair program. Inside, the ornate plasterwork of the original 1923 lobby was restored and the space re-purposed for a formal Event and Dining Room. Together with the creation of a new Kenmore Avenue entry, a central communal space resulted to bring together administration and activity spaces for casual and formal interaction of the occupants. Special amenities include a central landscaped courtyard and rooftop terrace with garden plots for residents. The building has attained LEED® Platinum Certification.
Statistics

104 and 1 Management Units

10 Stories

118,500 GSF

Original Construction Date 1923 Original Architect Leo Steif Awards

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award, President’s Award, from Landmarks Illinois
Silver Achievement Award, Best 50+ Repositioned Community, from the National Association of Home Builders
Silver Award, Best Renovation, MultiHousing News (MHN) Excellence Awards, from MHN Magazine
Bronze Award, Building Design+Construction (BD+C) Reconstruction Awards, from BD+C Magazine
Bronze Award, Restoration/Renovation, Brick in Architecture Awards, from the Brick Industry Association

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