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The heart of art Living

Welcome to Cornerstone Apartments, where creativity and community meet! This high-quality yet affordable new construction is enclaved in a tranquil community along 50th Street in Chicago’s North Washington Park neighborhood within the Bronzeville community. Our mission is to provide high quality-housing that fits the needs of artists and their families. We intend to help support the community’s continuing commitment to the arts and artists by attracting creative individuals from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.

Immersed in art, education and historical landmarks, Cornerstone Apartments is located in the center of it all. With easy access to public transportation, downtown Chicago, Hyde Park and Lake Michigan are only minutes away. This convenient community offers proximity to the University of Chicago, cultural landmarks such as the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and much more.

We are currently 100% occupied.
Please join our waitlist for future availability.

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About 613 and 637 at Cornerstone APARTMENTS

Cornerstone Apartments are edgy and stylish. Designed to support working artist households, this modern development of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes in Chicago’s North Washington Park neighborhood will be the newest addition to the historic and artistically rich community that is Bronzeville.

Cornerstone Apartments offers a modern amenity package including a minimum of 10' ceilings, unusually large windows, utility sinks, and flexible open space, as well as in-unit washers and dryers, luxury vinyl plank floors, back porches and sleek appliances. Common space available exclusively to residents include:

  • An 18' x 30' performing arts and flex practice room with 13’ ceilings, lots of natural light, and wood sprung floors
  • A sound isolation room for small groups or individuals to practice music and various art forms
  • Meeting space

Surrounded by historic and relatively new arts-related organizations and businesses, our intent is to help support the community’s continuing commitment to the arts and the artists by providing high-quality housing that fits the needs of artists and their families. Cornerstone Apartments is intentionally affordable and will remain that way for the long term, as will its leasing preferences for working artists.

This new addition to Chicago’s art and culture landscape is slated for completion by Fall of 2015.

THE Amenities

High-quality new construction, yet affordable, artist living.

Immersed in art, education, and historical landmarks with convenient access to all Chicago has to offer. Stylish contemporary design.

Building Amenities

  • An 18' x 30' performing arts and flex practice room with 13' ceilings, lots of natural light, and wood sprung floors
  • A prefabricated booth for small groups or individuals to practice music
  • A small meeting space     
  • 24/7 professional emergency maintenance
  • Controlled access building
  • Off-street parking available

Apartment Amenities

  • Minimum 10' ceilings
  • Large and plentiful windows
  • Tenant-controlled heating and cooling
  • Utility sink
  • Cable ready
  • Dishwasher
  • Efficient appliances
  • Full-size, in-unit ENERGY STAR® washers and dryers
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring
  • Stylishly appointed, tiled bathrooms
  • Track lighting

Community Amenities

  • Close to University of Chicago, Green Line and other public transit
  • Two blocks to Washington Park
  • New grocery and Hyde Park Shops and Nightlife

JOIN US: APPLY TO CORNERSTONE APARTMENTS

The Community Builders, Inc (TCB) offers Cornerstone Apartments, fourteen units for rent with Artist Preferences in new construction at 613 East 50th Street and 637 East 50th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

TCB is committed to building an intentional community attracting creative individuals from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds. We encourage all people in the creative arts to apply regardless of race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual preference, or status with regard to public assistance or physical challenges. We are interested in individuals who are committed to building a creative community and willing to contribute their time and energy toward this goal. The artists will organize and manage common space for music practice, a dance rehearsal space and meeting room.

We invite you to begin the pre-application process below. We suggest reviewing all of the questions and having your information ready to submit as the application cannot be saved while in progress. Learn about the steps for the application process and find answers to common questions when you visit our FAQ.

EXPLORE BRONZEVILLE

Cornerstone Apartments is perfectly located in a Bronzeville neighborhood undergoing dramatic revitalization that is close to the Green Line, a large new grocery store, Washington Park and Hyde Park’s growing shopping and nightlife district.
 
It is also surrounded by historic and new institutions that help make Bronzeville one of the nation’s most artistically significant communities. In addition to the design features provided at the 613 and 637, we hope the proximity of these institutions will support and inspire our artist households. While we respect that every artist must chart her or his own course, we do hope our community of artists at 613 and 637 will be woven into the impressive and growing network of arts and culture in the greater community.

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Have questions about the development? Send us a note and we will respond within 72 hours.

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