Exterior work is nearing completion at Phase Three of Old Town Park. The large mixed-use development is being developed by Onni Group and designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture in Near North Side.
The 41-story building will contain 456 apartment units in both the tower and in ground-level townhomes. Additional space includes offices and amenities located within a five-story podium. Amenities will include a spa, an outdoor hot tub and heated pool, as well as a nearby deck with green space and lounging areas. For parking, Onni will also include a detached 193-car garage, as listed in construction permits from 2019.
Each tower varies in its exact design while sharing a consistent set of visual themes and materials. The third tower’s exterior includes a long series of balcony rows, mixed with a teal glass curtain wall that spans the 447-foot-long frame. The base is partially contained in a brick facade to reflect the commonly used pattern in the surrounding area. The two other Old Town Park towers are 426 and 314 feet in height, accommodated by a fourth lower-rise building from the previous ownership.
The tower site, 228 W Hill Street, and the rest of the development sit at the southern edge of Old Town, cornering the juncture of two CTA tracks. The east and westbound subway tracks are used by the Red Line, which can be accessed via a seven-minute walk northeast. Meanwhile, the north and southbound elevated tracks contains the Brown and Purple Lines, with nearest availability at Chicago station via an 11-minute walk south of the property.
For bus access within a one-block radius, Route 70 can be found along the northern edge of the property via W Division Street, a four-minute walk northeast of the third tower. Routes 37 and 156 can also be found slightly further to the southwest and to the east.
Onni is also serving as the general contractor for the project. The facade can be seen near topping out, with a completion and opening expected next year.