FitzGerald Client Zidan Management Group was honored with the “Soul of Uptown” Developer Award by Uptown United for “outstanding commitment to partnership and community in Uptown, Chicago.” Somerset Place Apartments – Zidan’s recent development in Uptown – is adapted from the historic Somerset Hotel built in 1919. The nine-story building – which is included in a National Register of Historic Places District – stands 9 stories tall and includes 160 apartments. The building includes 8,000 square feet of street-level retail space, and surface parking on-site. Building amenities include a renovated historic lobby, landscaped roof deck, fitness center, and resident lounge.
In October, the Somerset was also named a finalist for the J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation by the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association. According to the NH&RA’s website, “the J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation are the only awards program to honor and call attention to the preservation and restoration of America’s historic properties and to celebrate innovative redesign and usage of great buildings from our past.”