Foundation work has begun for a seven-story mixed-use building known as Emmett Street Apartments, located at 2614 N Emmett Street in Logan Square.
Developed by Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation, the project will contain 4,300 square feet of commercial space, office space for building management, and 100 affordable housing units. Residences will range in size from one- to three-bedroom units, and will come with other features and amenities like a grand entryway, a community room, and onsite laundry facilities.
Designed by Landon Bone Baker Architects, Emmett Street Apartments will have a stepped massing with height varying from two to seven floors. The footprint also angles near the center, allowing for a greater setback from Emmett Street and additional outdoor green space. The exterior will be clad in primarily white and gray paneling, with intermixed blue and yellow motifs.
The transit-oriented development will include both an interior bike room as well as exterior bike racks, and just 20 open-air parking spaces. Public transportation will be readily accessible, with the adjacent Logan Square station serviced by the Blue Line. The station is accompanied by stops for both the 56 and 76 buses, with additional stops for Route 82 less than a five-minute walk northwest to Kimball & Diversey/Milwaukee.
Tenants will have ample access to outdoor space, with the centrally-located Logan Square Park less than a two-minute walk south. Other outdoor spaces within a 15-minute walk include Kosciuszko (Thadeuz) Park to the west, as well as the Palmer Square Park to the south.
Linn-Mathes Inc. is serving as general contractor for the nearly $30 million project. A 2019 article by Curbed lists a targeted completion date for 2021.
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Is there some requirement in Chicago for affordable housing to all have a cheap, “whimsically modern” look to it? Offset windows and color blocking seem to sum it up.
Jordan your comment made my day. As a local resident my wife and I have had lots of head shaking with regards to the design of this project. Ya know how well something like this ages!