13. WIN: Residential Conversion of Loop Hartman Building/Bennett Brothers Building

The historic 12-story Hartman Building/Bennett Brothers Building, located at 30 E. Adams Street will be converted from commercial office to residential apartments. The building was built in 1925 and designed by celebrated Chicago architect, Alfred Alschuler. The construction permit for the Ceder Street Companies began the adaptive reuse project once the construction permit was released on October 10, 2017.

Once complete, the project will include 176 studio residential units, plus two floors of amenity spaces. Ceder Street Companies is the owner/developer and is working with architecture firm SPACE Architects.

Preservation Chicago applauds Ceder Street Companies for their preservation sensitive adaptive reuse of this large, historic loop office building. We are thrilled that the Chicago development community, led by outstanding developers like Cedar Street Companies, and includes Marc Realty which is converting the 1927 Insurance Center Building at 330 S. Wells Street, CA Ventures which is converting the 1915 Century Building at 202 S. State and the 1913 Consumers Buildings at 220 S. State Street, and Dolce Living Communities Residential which is converting the 1902 Barrister Hall/National Life Building at 29 S. LaSalle Street.

The success of Preservation Chicago’s efforts around the New York Life Building helped to encourage ownership to sell Barrister Hall/National Life Building to a preservation-sensitive developer.

These developers have recognized the inherent value of historic buildings and have the sophistication to leverage the valuable historic credits and other incentives available. In each of these projects, Preservation Chicago would like to encourage the developer to pursue a Chicago Landmark Designation for these historic Chicago buildings.

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