Final paint work has begun for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation‘s Emmett Street Apartments in Logan Square. Located at 2614 N Emmett Street, the seven-story mixed-use building is set to house 4,300 square feet of ground-floor retail, 100 affordable units, and office space for building management. Prior to development, the 0.9-acre property was occupied by a surface-level parking lot.
Units will vary from one-bedrooms up through three-bedroom units. Other features will include a community room, on-site laundry facilities, bike parking, and 20 accessory parking spaces.
Envisioned by Landon Bone Baker Architects, the structure’s design takes on a distinctive massing style with a contemporary facade. The footprint of the tower zig-zags slightly while its exterior walls increase in height as it approaches the front entry area. The stepped setbacks of the massing will accommodate green roof space, while the street-level area will include extensive landscaping. For the facade, the architects adopted a gray-scale palette with intermittent flourishes of orange, yellow, and blue.
The project lies directly adjacent to the CTA L’s Logan Square station, with service for the Blue Line and bus access for Routes 56 and 76. Also nearby are stops for Route 82, available via a six-minute walk northwest to Kimball & Diversey/Milwaukee.
Residents will also find a host of shopping and dining in the area, with a wide array of venues spanning the nearby N Milwaukee Avenue. As far as green space, Logan Square Park is also in close proximity via a two-minute walk south.
Linn-Mathes Inc. has served as the general contractor. Costing $40 million, work is expected to wrap up around January of next year.
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Personally I liked the way it looked pre-painting, but I always lost that argument when I was at LBBA. Great addition to the square!
Did you ever argue for a building with more height and less sprawl?