Construction is expected to begin in April for a residential development located at 354 N Union Avenue in Fulton River District. Located on a thin, rectangular site, the parcel is bound by and adjacent building to the north, N Union Avenue to the east, train lines to the south, and N Halsted Street to the west. Onni Group is the developer behind the project.
Designed by Pappageorge Haymes, the 32-story residential tower will rise 410 feet and yield 373 residential units. The base of the tower will hold 143 parking spaces. Tenants will access the tower from N Union Avenue via a circle drive and residential lobby.
The project’s design features a dual-tone glass curtain wall and an angled parapet. The exterior also includes glass and aluminum balconies. The base of the tower will include a connecting bridge to the adjacent Jewel-Osco. The third floor will hold the residential amenity space and include an outdoor pool deck.
The Grand CTA L station, serviced by the Blue Line, will be an eight-minute walk away. The Clinton L station, serviced by the Green and Pink Lines, is a 10-minute walk from the site. The 56 CTA bus route, accessed at the Desplaines and Milwaukee stop, is a three-minute walk away. The 65 CTA bus route, accessible from the Grand and Union stop, can be reached via a six-minute walk. Route 8, accessed at the Halsted and Hubbard stop, is a seven-minute walk from the site.
A partial construction permit was issued for the construction in March 2020, but work has not commenced. Announced through Alderman Reilly’s newsletter to residents, groundbreaking is expected to begin in April 2021. Onni Contractor, a sub-branch of the developer, is listed as the general contractor. A timeline for completion has not been announced.