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Park Apartments

Location: Chicago

Type: Preservation: Restoration & Rehab
Use: Mixed Income Residential Rental
Cost: $14.4 million
Status: Completed 1995 with supplemental restoration in 2011.


This complex of four vintage Chicago apartment buildings was built in 1920 to flank to the Washington Park community’s graceful Garfield Boulevard, near Chicago’s thriving Hyde Park neighborhood. Brinshore’s comprehensive restoration of each of the buildings’ apartments and common areas has ensured the preservation of 120 units of affordable workforce housing, and the addition of a new elevator core has enhanced accessibility for tenants. Improvements included the installation of energy-efficient heating and cooling, the incorporation of internal landscaping in the complex’s central courtyard areas, new greenspace that serves as a play area for resident children, and on-site building management for this transit-friendly development.