Affordable Housing Development Emmett Street Apartments Wraps Up in Logan Square

Emmett Street ApartmentsEmmett Street Apartments. Rendering by Landon Bone Baker Architects

Final touches are in progress for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation’s Emmett Street Apartments, situated at 2602-38 N Emmett Street in Logan Square. With a reported construction price tag of $40 million, the seven-story edifice provides 4,300 square feet of retail, along with 100 affordable units on the upper floors. Of these units, half will be available to Section 8 Chicago Housing Authority voucher holders, while the remaining are available via the application process.

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Unit sizes range from one to three bedrooms, while offering residents additional common areas such as a community room, on-site laundry facilities, indoor bike storage and outside racks, and 20 off-street parking spaces.

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Aerial View of Emmett Street Apartments. Rendering by Landon Bone Baker Architects

Aerial View of Emmett Street Apartments. Rendering by Landon Bone Baker Architects

Emmett Street Apartments. Rendering by Landon Bone Baker Architects

Emmett Street Apartments. Rendering by Landon Bone Baker Architects

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

The building takes on a contemporary design by Landon Bone Baker Architects, with a unique stepped massing that increases in height towards the front. The facade is made up of painted concrete paneling, whose primary grayscale tones are complemented by a vibrant mix of warm and cool secondary colors throughout. The exterior’s large windows are slightly indented and distributed in an offset arrangement. At its sides, additional landscaping and street improvements can also be seen coming to full fruition.

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Transportation-wise, the site is located directly across from the CTA L Blue Line at Logan Square station, as well as bus stops for Routes 56 and 76. Also nearby are additional bus stops for Route 82, which can be found via a six-minute walk northwest to the intersection of Kimball & Diversey/Milwaukee. Closest park space, meanwhile, can be found for Logan Square Park via a two-minute walk south.

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Emmett Street Apartments

Emmett Street Apartments. Photo by Jack Crawford

Linn-Mathes Inc has served as the general contractor, with move-ins expected for early next year.

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