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Hairpin Lofts

Location: Chicago

Type: Preservation: Restoration & Rehab
Use: Mixed Use, Mixed Income Retail, Community Residential Rental
Cost: $11 million
Status: Completed Fall 2011.


Hairpin Lofts represents a unique combination of historic preservation, environmental sustainability, transit-oriented development, affordable housing and – with the creation of the Logan Square Arts Center – a cultural hub for the neighborhood. The 1930 Art Moderne building – a classic flat iron structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places – has been transformed from a blighted and largely empty office building into a LEED Gold certified mixed use development that is revitalizing the Logan Square Arts District and the Milwaukee Avenue Commercial Corridor. A consortium of local arts organizations share the cultural space, the top four floors offer 28 one and two-bedroom low and moderate-income rentals, and five apartments are set aside for residents with disabilities. Amenities range from a dedicated bike storage area to street-level retail.


View Chicago Tonight’s feature on Hairpin Lofts


Placemaking Chicago on Hairpin Lofts


McShane Completes Historic Hairpin Lofts