Interior walls can now be seen rising above grade for 4600 N Kenmore Avenue, a five-story mixed-use building rising at the corner of Kenmore & Wilson in Uptown. The developer Cedar St. Companies has planned for 2,500 square feet of retail at the ground-level and 62 apartments on the upper floors. These units will range in size between studios and two-bedroom layouts, with select residences accommodated by private terrace space. Residents will have access to a top-level indoor lounge and connected outdoor terrace space.
The development also includes a theater conversion of a former two-story bank, located at the adjacent 1050 W Wilson Avenue. The converted structure will house a new venue for Double Door music, which will have relocated from its original Wicker Park location.
The design for the five-story addition has been overseen by Level Architecture, whose dynamic facade design involves a series of green-hued folded ACM panels throughout the first four floors. The setback fifth floor will be clad entirely in a flat charcoal variation of the ACM panels, which extend downward along the rear of the building. For the converted bank building, the ornate masonry facade will be retained.
The underway structure will yield 13 parking spaces on site and a bike room for 62 bikes. As for as public transportation, closest bus transit includes stops for Routes 36 and 78 via a two-minute walk west to Broadway & Wilson. Also nearby is service for Route 151, with service via a two-minute walk east to Wilson & Sheridan. Those looking to board CTA L Red and Purple Line trains will also find Wilson station via a two-minute walk southwest.
Closest green space in the area includes Winthrop Community Garden, Aster Playlot Park, and Arai Campus Park. A host of retail and dining is just paces west along Broadway Avenue.
Since the last update on the project, all needed permits have now been issued. Method Construction is serving as general contractor for the reportedly $10 million construction. A full completion timeline remains unknown.