Name: Hotel Maytag Apartments
Former Name: Hotel Maytag
Use: Affordable Housing/Retail
First Built: 1926
Project completed: 2019
Through a partnership with Hatch Development Group in Newton, IA, the Hotel Maytag was transformed into 45 mixed-income apartments, an event space, a theater, and a café.
Opened in 1926, the Hotel was a hub of activity for 40 years. After the 1960s, the hotel fell into disrepair, and was sectioned off into apartments, offices, and commercial spaces.
Since 2007, Newton has faced economic challenges after the Maytag factory was closed. Public-private partnerships like the Hotel Maytag rehabilitation have helped make the city more resilient, while reviving a long-beloved building for community use.
The project’s success was recognized by the Iowa Finance with an award for Best Multi-Family Housing.