Renderings have been revealed for a 19-story residential development located at 23 S Sangamon Street in West Loop. Located across from Mary Bartelme Park, the project site is a corner lot at the intersection of S Sangamon Street and W Monroe Street. Fern Hill is the developer behind the proposal.
Designed by GREC Architects, the development will rise 238 feet and hold 80 condominium units with ground-floor retail space. The unit mix will include two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences, with an average size of 2,200 square feet. A dog park spanning 500-square-foot is located on the northern side of the site. Parking for approximately 110 cars will be included in the development, with bike parking also provided.
Using a rectangular massing, the tower is oriented north to south to maximize views for neighboring buildings. The tower sets back as the structure rises, resulting in smaller floor plates towards the top. Setbacks help to preserve views while forming a sculpted crown that creates visual interest. Outdoor spaces for residential units will be included for every unit, and will be a minimum of 150 square feet.
There will be a single curb cut along S Sangamon Street that brings all loading internal to the site. The remaining pedestrian streetscape experience along S Sangamon Street and W Monroe Street is lined with active uses.
The project site is currently zoned DX-5, which will remain as part of the Planned Development. This designation will allow the developers to pay $2.1 million into the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund to allow for additional floor to area ratio.
This revised proposal has not been submitted to the City of Chicago yet. The next step in the process would be a technical overview from the Department of Planning and Development, including a vote from the Chicago Plan Commission. After that it will require a zoning approval and final approval by the Chicago City Council.
The pre-sales period for the development will begin in fall 2021. Power Construction is the general contractor for the construction. Construction is expected to break ground at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. With a construction period of 16-18 months, completion is expected for mid-2023.