Affordable loft apartments planned for South Lawndale

Storkline Furniture was once one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of infant and child furniture, but its sprawling factory at the bleak western edge of the Little Village / South Lawndale neighborhood has been vacant for years.

FitzGerald Associates Architects, on behalf of Mercy Housing Lakefront, has developed a plan to transform the 218,000 square foot building into The Storkline, “148 loft apartments in one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom formats to provide high quality, affordable housing and services to support working or retired individuals and their families.”

The property has been nominated for inclusion (pdf) on the National Register of Historic Places as part of an effort to qualify it for historic preservation tax incentives.

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