Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 12:15pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Architecture Foundation

224 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, 

IL 

60604

Presenter

Chicago Architecture Foundation
312-922-3432

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

For individuals confronting homelessness, a permanent home with supportive services works. Harvest Commons Apartments, formerly known as the Viceroy Hotel, is an affordable residential project and a historic, green rehabilitation on Chicago's Near West Side. After falling into disrepair and closing nearly a decade ago, this Chicago Landmark building will reopen this year to include a social enterprise café, an urban farm, and a teaching kitchen out of which Heartland Housing will provide classes to residents about nutrition and food preparation. Hume An and Jeff Bone will discuss the redevelopment team's commitment to better understand the needs of tenants and to offer relevant programming that will allow residents to rebuild and enrich their lives. Harvest Commons Apartments is part of a broader discussion on the benefits of a single room occupancy.

This program is part of Lunch Talks @ CAF, a weekly lecture series that takes place every Wednesday at 12:15pm at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
 
Further information and resources on this topic are available on our website at www.architecture.org/LunchTalksOnline.