2100 Greenwood Lofts

DATE: 2010
LOCATION: Evanston, Illinois, USA
OLD USE: Rolled steel cutting factory
NEW USE: Live/work lofts


History

The complex initially was a rolled steel cutting factory located in Evanston, north of Chicago. It was built of steel and brick.

(Re)Developer

Evanston Condos purchased the complex with the intention to reuse the structure for live/work space. Not only did they intend to reuse the building, but the bricks from any of the walls that had to be removed were reused elsewhere in the complex for new construction.

Outcome

2100 Greenwood Lofts has developed into an architecturally unique loft community of 27 units with 12 to 20 foot ceilings and 1,000 to 2,700 square foot live/work space. There is an open private courtyard that meanders through the complex. By developing the units as live/work spaces, the units offer residents the ability to work from home and reduce their carbon footprint as well as save money.[1]

[1]2100 Greenwood Lofts LLC

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