Structural work has passed the eighth floor for The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story residential building rising at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. With 161 total units, the planned rental units range in size from studios up through two-bedrooms. Resident amenities comprise of a rooftop pool and lounge, indoor lounge areas, a fitness room, a game area, a business center, and bike storage.
East Lake Management’s Elzie Higginbottom has spearheaded the project, which marks the second stage of The Gateway, the larger $300 million masterplan. Previous the site of a vacant lot, this broader Gateway scheme has been envisioned by Epstein Global Architects. The completed first stage is comprised of two low-rise retail buildings and a central plaza, directly adjacent to the new apartments.
The currently underway apartment structure has been designed by Piekarz Associates, whose rectangular massing is textured by a series of recessed balconies with glass and aluminum railings. The exterior will mainly comprise of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and intermittently-placed aluminum composite panels.
The closest bus access point is the Damen & Ogden intersection, located within a minute’s walk and serviced by Route 50. Additional stops for Routes 7 and 126 line the intersection of Harrison & Damen via a five-minute walk northeast, while Routes 12 and 157 are located to the south. Those looking to board CTA L trains will have access to the Blue Line at the Illinois Medical District station via a seven-minute walk northeast. Meanwhile, Pink Line service is available via a nine-minute walk east to Polk station.
Global Builders Inc. is behind the construction, with a reported price tag of $30 million. A full completion timeline has still not been determined.