Construction has reached the halfway point for a 26-story mixed-use tower at 1400 W Randolph Street in West Loop. Developed by Marquette Companies, the project will replace a former single-story masonry restaurant and parking lot.
The new building’s plans comprise of 278 apartments atop 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail. Available unit sizes will vary between studios and convertibles, as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts. According to Marquette Companies’ overview, residents will find various amenities such as two fitness centers, a yoga studio, a dog park, co-working spaces, a resident lounge, a bike room, and a package room. Planning documents have also indicated a rooftop pool and deck on the 18th floor.
With Brininstool + Lynch as the project architect, the shape of the edifice has evolved from a single rectangular massing to a “two-tower” design. These two connected volumes will vary in height, with the taller portion reaching a pinnacle height of 282 feet. The three-level podium will be wrapped in a lighter-toned brick cladding, while the above floors will be enveloped by a mix of metal, glass, and recessed balconies. A series of green roofs will also line the setbacks and rooftop.
Parking will yield 108 spaces in an integrated garage, with other transit-oriented options nearby. Stops for Routes 9 and X9 can be found via a four-minute walk west to the intersection of Ashland & Lake, while stops for Route 20 lie within an eight-minute walk south to Madison & Loomis. Those looking to board the CTA L will have access to the Green and Pink Lines via a five-minute walk west to Ashland station.
Beyond the new on-site dog park, a host of green spaces can be found nearby, including the 13.5-acre Union Park across the adjacent intersection of Randolph & Ogden. Meanwhile, residents looking to shop or dine will find a dense collection of venues to the east along the Randolph Street corridor.
With an additional 11-story apartment building underway at 1454 W Randolph Street, Marquette Companies is looking to provide 500 total units in the immediate area, of which more than 100 will be affordable. A percentage of the affordable units will be located nearby at an apartment redevelopment known as Atrio. Block Club Chicago also mentioned in a 2020 article that the developer plans to contribute $2.6 million to the neighborhood opportunity fund for Chicago’s south and west sides.
Power Construction Company serving as the general contractor, with work expected to wrap up by 2022.