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Apartments slated for former Uptown hellhole

by Joe Zekas on 2/27/13

Add yet another project to Chicago’s rental apartment boom.

Somerset Place, an Uptown hellhole that was shut down by the state three years ago, will be transformed into rental apartments.

The building, at 5009 N Sheridan, began its life as the 441-room Somerset Hotel. According to a recent announcement from FitzGerald Associates Architects:

FitzGerald has been retained by Zidan Management Group to provide full architectural services for the adaptive reuse of the historic Somerset Hotel, built in 1919 in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The nine-story building, which will be included in a National Register of Historic Places District, stands 9 stories tall and will include 160 apartments. The building will contain 11,000 square feet of street-level retail space, and surface parking will be accommodated on-site. Building amenities include a renovated historic lobby, landscaped roof deck, fitness center, and resident lounge.

According to DNAinfo, the redevelopment received a solid endorsement from Uptown residents.

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