Green Finalist: Harvest Commons Apartments

First opened in the 1930s as the Union Park Hotel and later known as the Viceroy Hotel, the building has been rehabilitated into affordable housing.

The Chicago landmark had fallen into disrepair and closed nearly a decade ago.

The residential floors were reconfigured to reduce the number of units from 150 to 89.

The project features a roughly 4,000-square-foot urban farm with produce, a small orchard, and a chicken coop.

Heartland Housing will provide classes to residents about nutrition and food preparation out of the building's teaching kitchen.

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