Window installation has begun for the now-topped-out Gild Apartments, a 12-story mixed-use residential and retail building located at 1210 N State Parkway at the southern edge of Gold Coast. Newcastle Limited is developing the 135-foot-tall structure.
Located at the corner of State and Division, the new edifice will contain 18,000 square feet of commercial space at the first floor, while the upper floors will house a total of 89 apartment units. These units will range between studios to two-bedrooms, with balconies or terraces in select units.
As far as amenities, Gild will offer a private club room, two outdoor deck areas, a fitness center, and a dog run. Within the integrated garage, residents will find 32 parking spaces and storage for 91 bikes.
The CallisonRTKL-designed structure has a roughly cube-shaped massing, which is clad in a mix of brick, limestone, and granite. Elevations with frontage along Division and State Streets are punctuated by vertical bays that allow for greater views and space for the balconies and terraces. Residences also feature floor-to-ceiling windows with dark metal accents.
Those looking to board public transit can find bus service for Route 36 at the adjacent State & Division juncture. Also within close walking distance is additional for Routes 22, 70, 151, and 156. Anyone seeking the CTA L Red Line will have access to the Clark/Division subway station via a five-minute walk west. Further via an 18-minute walk southwest is the Chicago station for the Brown and Purple Lines.
The $40 million construction is being carried out by Power Construction. Pre-leasings are set to begin this fall, with move-ins anticipated for spring 2022.
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Every time this building appears, I think it looks like 1974.
Come on, Chicago……either go modern or go good traditional…..not builder bland.
This building has NO STYLE.
I completely agree.
Also completely agree. In the Gold Coast no less. Absolutely atrocious.
Design of the building aside, this should have been at least 20 stories.
Are developers missing the same data I’m seeing re: booming urban cores (particularly Chicago)? Seems like a lot is always left on the table, and what is produced leaves much to be desired.
I almost wonder if the developers have had the ambition beaten out of them by neighborhood groups and aldermen with the lawsuits, downzoning, redesigns, height cuts etc. and also being told that their buildings’ designs/materials don’t match the surroundings. Not to let developers off the hook entirely but Chicago has become a city where ambitious development is met with hostility. Its as if they just propose the least offensive project they believe they’ll get away with.