With final facade work underway, the topped-off Evo Union Park is nearing the finish line at 1454 W Randolph Street in West Loop. The 11-story has been developed by Marquette Companies, and will comprise of 242 residential apartments alongside 87 parking spaces. Prior to the current construction, the elongated parcel was occupied by a two-story masonry building and a gravel lot.
Unit sizes scale from convertibles up through two-bedrooms. Apartment offerings include wood plank flooring, a latch keyless entry system, and honed quartz countertops throughout. Kitchen features include a contemporary ceramic backsplash, stainless steel GE appliances, and soft-close cabinetry with under cabinet lighting. Baths come with walk-in showers and premium tiling.
For the amenities, residents will find an expansive fitness center, an oversized pool with a sundeck and cabanas, a co-working lounge with both collaborative and individual work spaces, a gaming room with gaming stations, a dog run and pet spa, and storage for 135 bikes. Atop the building will also be a rooftop courtyard with lounge seating, grills, and a fire pit.
The design by Brininstool + Lynch is anchored by a trapezoidal podium to conform to the irregular lot shape. The upper 10 floors consist of two connected rectangular volumes. This massing is enveloped by a combination of brick, metal paneling, and glass, with intermittent recessed glass balconies.
Residents will find bus transit for Routes 9 and X9 at the intersection of Ashland & Lake via a three-minute walk west. Also nearby are Route 20 stops, located an eight-minute walk south at Madison & Laflin. CTA L trains for the Green and Pink Lines are also available at Ashland station, a three-minute walk west.
As reported earlier this week, Marquette Companies is also wrapping up construction on a 26-story mixed-use tower known as Parq Fulton and located about a minute’s walk east the other side of the Ogden Avenue cross street. Combined, these two developments will bring more than 500 new residences to the area, while subsidizing 100 affordable apartments $2.6 million for the neighborhood opportunity fund. Used as a means to grant additional floor space for developers, the fund’s proceeds support commercial corridor investments for local grocery stores, restaurants, service providers, cultural facilities, and more.
The $64 million project has been built by Power Construction serving as general contractor. Pre-leasings are currently underway, with an opening penned for early 2022.