The Lofts on Arthington is a $63 million adaptive reuse development that has transformed the blighted former Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog printing building into 181 affordable homes for working families in the Homan Square community on Chicago’s West Side. The project, seven years in the making, was funded primarily with tax credits and partners including the Chicago Housing Authority, The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and Nationwide Insurance through the Royal Bank of Canada.
Lofts on Arthington provides affordable housing and onsite supportive services to nearly 600 people. The innovative building offers airy lofts with 16 to 18 foot ceilings, bright, large windows and units that range from one-to-four bedrooms. Amenities includes 4,000 square feet of educational service space, a technology center, a fitness room, and 7,600 square feet of outdoor patio, play, and green space. Residents of Lofts on Arthington have on-site access to programs and supportive services, including pre-K education, in-unit neonatal health care and job training.
The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development has awarded Lofts on Arthington with the 2019 “Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence”. This award, selected by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, honors the project’s notable improvement to a Chicago Landmark.