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Carlton Apartments

Rehabilitation of Supportive SRO Housing


Located in the Sheridan Park Historic District of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, Carlton Terrace was originally built in the 1925. The four-story Collegiate Gothic architecture building was acquired by Mercy Housing in 1993 and transformed into an affordable housing complex for people who were otherwise unable to afford a home. 

LBBA undertook a rehab of the entire building with Mercy that included the reconfiguration of the ground floor resident spaces and upgrading of the units to include modernized bathrooms and kitchens. The rehab also included new mechanical systems, refinishing the historic building shell, and redesigning the front yard. The compact first floor of the building offers a library/reading room, a resident activity space, a computer room, social services, bike storage, and laundry facilities. Mercy and LBBA were proud to be able to preserve 68 units of affordable SRO housing in an amenity-rich and historic neighborhood on the northside of Chicago.

The Carlton was the third Uptown SRO building we collaborated with Mercy Housing and Architreasures on following the completion of Miriam Apartments and Major Jenkins Apartments. Through this collaboration, local artists Judith Mayer and Thomas Lucas worked with Carlton residents to bring new artwork to their restored home. 



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