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Continental Plaza Apartments

Address

1330 West 76th Street

Owner

Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, as General Partner

Year Constructed

Converted to residential use in 1982

Architect

Loewenberg and Loewenberg; Renovation: STL Architects

Sq. Footage

249,888

Floors

164 units in a single-story elevator masonry building and 128 2-story townhomes

Building Description

Continental Plaza takes its name from the fact that its original use was as a manufacturing and research facility for Continental Can Company.  In 1982 the building was transformed into 292 apartments housing more than 700 low-income residents, both elderly/disabled and families.  In 2005, Hispanic Housing acquired the property and undertook a $7 million renovation.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

March 2013