Construction has reached the ninth floor for 1454 W Randolph Street, an 11-story residential building by Marquette Properties. Located at the western edge of West Loop, the development will house a total of 242 apartments, as well as lobby and amenity space for residents. These apartments will comprise of studio, convertible, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options, many of which will include connected balcony spaces. Prior to construction, the triangular parcel was occupied by a vacant lot and a pair of two-story masonry buildings, which underwent demolition late last year.
The planned amenity list includes a rooftop pool and deck area, a fitness center, an outdoor terrace on the second floor, and co-working spaces for residents. With Brininstool + Lynch as the project architect, the 135-foot-tall structure’s massing will involve two interconnected volumes atop a single podium. The exterior will be lined with a mix of metal, glass, and masonry, as well as the recessed private balconies to add further texture.
Parking will offer 87 parking spaces and 135 bike slots. Residents will also find bus stops for Routes 9 and X9 located via a three-minute walk west to Ashland & Lake. Along this intersection is also the CTA L’s Ashland station with available Green and Pink Line service. Additional bus transit can be found via a seven-minute walk south to the intersection of Madison & Laflin.
The project lies near a host of outdoor venues, such as the 13.5-acre Union Park across the street. To the east along Randolph Street is a collection of shopping and dining options that will likely become more abundant as the neighborhood continues to develop.
1454 W Randolph Street is being developed in tandem with a taller residential project at 1400 W Randolph Street, located just to the east across Ogden Avenue. Combined, these two new edifices will offer more than 500 new rental units, as well as 100 on- and off-site affordable units under the Affordable Requirement Ordinance. Power Construction is the general contractor behind the reportedly $64 million undertaking. A completion and opening are anticipated for early 2022.