Lofts on Arthington

Housed in the former Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog printing facility, the Lofts on Arthington has been transformed into 181 loft-style, affordable apartment units which, when fully occupied, will be home to more than 600 people, including 300 children. The building’s apartments range in size from one to four bedrooms and as many as 1,340 square-feet. One-third of the units are set aside for renters making less than 30 percent of the area’s median income, and household income for the rest of the apartments is capped at 60 percent of area median income.

Each unit within the 225,000 sf structure features 16-18-foot ceilings, and many include sprawling views of the city’s iconic skyline. On-site amenities in the six-story building include outdoor space, a community room, gymnasium, computer lab, and laundry facilities on every floor. The building features 24-hour security, and residents have on-site access to programs and supportive services including pre-K education, in-unit neonatal health care, and job training.

Originally constructed in 1906, the six-story building housed the massive printing presses that produced the Sears mail order catalog for several decades. After sitting vacant for almost 40 years, interior of the building was completely gutted to accommodate new floor plans.

Project Address

3301 W Arthington St
Chicago, IL 60624

Client

Mercy Housing Lakefront

Architect

Solomon Cordwell Buenz