Foundation work is now underway for a four-story residential building at 133 S Ashland Avenue, located near the western edge of West Loop. Prior to construction, the property was occupied by a parking lot and a two-story commercial building that was demolished in 2019.
Permits originally issued in September of last year show 133 Ashland Land LLC as the owner. The new construction is set to yield 89 condominium units, as well as 117 parking spaces and three accessible spaces. In December 2018, the developer received zoning approval to establish residential use on the first floor, reduce the rear setback from the required 30 feet down to two feet, and eliminating the required loading stall from the plans.
SPACE Architects + Planners is serving as the architect. No drawings or renderings could be found for the design. However, multiple masonry contractors included in the permit indicate what will will likely be a brick and/or stone design.
The property is situated at the corner of Ashland & Adams, which contains bus access for Route 9. A four-minute walk north, residents will find additional access for Routes X9 and 20 at the intersection of Ashland & Madison. Stops for Route 126, meanwhile, can be found via a five-minute walk south at the Jackson & Ashland and Ashland & Van Buren intersections.
For those looking to board CTA L trains, the nearest Green and Pink Lines are available at Ashland station, located a nine-minute walk north. The Blue Line is also available via 10-minute walk southeast to Racine station.
While situated in a primarily residential neighborhood, the project will offer retail and dining options close by along commercial corridors such as W Madison Street, W Washington Boulevard, and most notably W Randolph Street. Various green spaces also line the area, the closest of which are Skinner Park to the east and Union Park to the north.
Vivify Construction is serving as general contractor for the reportedly $10 million build. A full timeline has not yet been revealed.