Caisson work is now underway for 354 N Union Avenue, a 32-story residential tower planned for Fulton River District. Developed by Onni Group, the tower will replace a previously vacant lot bound by K2 apartments to the north, a Jewel-Osco parking lot to the east, the Union Pacific tracks to the south, and N Halsted Street to the west.
The development is set to yield 373 apartments and 143 accessory parking spaces. Most recently published planning documents provide some details regarding the amenities, which will include a small park off of the first floor, an outdoor pool and deck on the third floor, and an indoor amenity area also on the third floor. Residents will also have immediate access to the neighboring Jewel-Osco via a pedestrian bridge on the third level.
Pappageorge Haymes is the project architect. Facade materials will include a glass and metal window wall system and a series of metal and aluminum balconies. The top of the design will also be crowned by an angled parapet bringing the full height to 410 feet.
Closest transportation will include stops for Route 56 via a three-minute walk east to Des Plaines & Kinzie/Milwaukee. Further bus access within a 10-minute walk includes Route 65 to the north and Route 8 to the west. Those looking to board the CTA L will find the Blue Line at Grand station via a five-minute walk northwest, as well as the Green and Pink Lines at Clinton station via a seven-minute walk southeast.
Apart from the new on-site park, additional green space is available at Fulton River Park, a three-minute walk east. Residents will also find a wide assortment of retail and dining options in the Fulton Market/West Loop area, less than a 10-minute walk west.
Onni Contracting, a subsidiary of Onni Group, is serving as general contractor. Despite drilling now underway, it remains unknown when construction is expected to complete.