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Cedar Street Begins $15M Renovation of Uptown’s Historic Lawrence House

Renovation work is underway on Uptown’s historic Lawrence House apartment complex at 1020 W. Lawrence Ave. Originally built in 1928 as upscale housing, the 12-story Art Deco building fell into disrepair over the decades and most recently served as single room occupancy housing development until developer Cedar Street Companies purchased the property two years ago for $7.5 million. Cedar Street who owns and operates the FLATS Chicago line of micro-apartment developments throughout the North Side plans on transforming the decaying Lawrence House into something of a “flagship” property for the brand. Once completed, the new Lawrence House will feature 344 rental units and boast a plethora of amenities. Last week, the city issued Cedar Street a permit to deconvert the property from a 372-unit residence into a 344-unit development, kicking off the major renovation project…

Curbed | AJ LaTrace