There has been much discussion on Uptown Update about SROs and the number of this type of housing located in the Uptown neighborhood.
There are SROs in other neighborhoods as well. In fact, there's one in the middle of the Gold Coast at State and Rush, that is closing in September. This article in the Sun-Times today mentions the closing of the Cedar Hotel in a article primarily about losing a neighborhood watering hole (Melvin B's). Clearly, bar patrons have many other options in the "Viagra Triangle." What about the SRO residents? Will Uptown become their new home? There seems to be no opposition to closing an SRO near downtown.