Cedar Street Commercial, FLATS' parent developer, is branching out
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Map of existing (green) and planned (red) FLATS properties
Map of existing (green) and planned (red) FLATS properties

FLATS plans to triple its property in Uptown

FLATS Chicago has tripled down on redeveloping Uptown. FLATS' flipside, Cedar Street Commercial, buys and redevelops an increasing variety of properties, which FLATS rents out as trendy micro units.

The results have received mixed reviews. On one hand, these buildings are TODs, providing housing for many, parking for few, smaller ecological footprints, economic development, and renovate historic buildings.  On the other hand, many of these building were once SROs. FLATS' practice of flipping much needed affordable housing does not sit well with many people, even though FLATS also provides resources to displaced low-income tenants.

In addition to the three fully operational mixed use (retail/residential) buildings FLATS operates in Uptown, six more sites are in the works:

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