Exterior work is approaching completion for the seven-story Emmett Street Apartments at 2602-38 N Emmett Street in Logan Square. Previously occupied by a parking lot, the nearly one-acre parcel is bordered by N Emmett Street, N Kedzie Avenue, the CTA L Blue Line at Logan Square station, a rear alley, and four-story residential building.
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation has planned the mixed-use building, whose first floor will be occupied by 4,300 square feet of retail and apartment sales office space. The upper floors will house a total of 100 affordable units.
Residences scale from one-bedroom up through three-bedrooms units, while the broader common areas include a community room, on-site laundry facilities, bike parking, and 20 accessory parking spots.
Landon Bone Baker Architects has devised the uniquely-shaped building, whose footprint zig zags slightly. The profile of the structure is also stepped, so that the end furthest from Kedzie is two stories tall, while the front portion along Kedzie rises the full seven stories. The nearly complete facade incorporates a painted concrete face and expansive windows with dark metal accents.
Beyond the adjacent Blue Line access, residents will have bus access to Routes 56 and 76 directly above the station. Route 82 is also within close walking distance, with stops available via a six-minute walk northwest to Kimball & Diversey/Milwaukee.
Given the northwest- and southeast-bound Milwaukee Avenue directly to the west, residents will also find a host of restaurant, retail, and other commercial offerings in both directions. Green space nearby consists of Logan Square Park, available via a two-minute walk south.
Linn-Mathes Inc has served as general contractor for the approximately $40 million undertaking. With final touches underway, move-ins are anticipated for early 2022. An article by Block Club Chicago previously indicated that 50 of the units would be designated for CHA voucher holders, while the remaining 50 would require an application. CHA Voucher holders can apply online, and additional additional information can be found on Bickerdike’s website.