Preservation and Adaptive Reuse of the Viceroy Hotel

May 29, 2013

(WBEZ/Micah Maidenberg)

For individuals confronting homelessness, 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 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.

Recorded live on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.