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Scaling Up Co-Living With Adaptive Reuse

In Chicago, a developer plans to convert 31 floors of a commercial building in Chicago will be converted into space for 505 co-living residents.
October 18, 2019, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Chicago, Illinois
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"A Chicago developer plans to bring 505 co-living residents to a 41-story Loop office tower, the largest communal living property ever proposed in the city," reports Ryan Ori.

"CityPads has a deal to buy the top 31 floors of the 92-year-old Clark Adams Building, with plans to invest $80 million converting the office space into small, shared apartments that will be managed by co-living firm Common," adds Ori.

In addition to spreading 505 beds around shared rooms, with three or four beds each, the co-living development will include 159 traditional apartments with a total of 172 beds.

The context for the development news includes a struggling office market, which is facing a growing number of vacancies in the Central Loop.

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Published on Friday, October 11, 2019 in Chicago Tribune
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