Facade work is now underway at 508 E Pershing Road, where The Community Builders has planned a four-story mixed-use building. With a roof height of 50 feet, the structure will offer 3,500 square feet of at-grade commercial space and 53 residential units planned for the upper floors. Approximately two-thirds of these units will be designated as affordable under the Chicago Housing Authority, while the remaining will be market rate apartments. Sizes are distributed into 50 one-bedrooms and three two-bedrooms.
Apartments come with features such as wide-plank flooring, in-unit laundry, and added storage space. Residents will have access to more than 7,000 square feet of amenity space, comprising of a resident lounge, meeting rooms, a fitness center, a top-floor lounge, and a dog wash. Parking, meanwhile, will offer 42 spaces and bike storage on a rear surface lot.
The design by Nia Architects and Antunovich Associates involves a layer of stone around the base, with a mix of brick, cement, and metal paneling on the upper floors. Current progress photos show that most of the brick portion has now been installed, offering a glimpse of the building’s final appearance.
Bus transit is available for Route 39, with closest stops located adjacently at Pershing & Vincennes. Future residents, tenants, and visitors will also find stops for Route 4 via a seven-minute walk east at Cottage Grove & Pershing. Anyone looking to board the CTA L can find the Green Line available at Indiana station via a 12-minute walk southwest.
508 E Pershing marks another step in a massive masterplan known as Oakwood Shores. Gensler has acted as the commissioned architect behind the 94-acre undertaking, which will ultimately yield 2,000 mixed-income apartments and condominiums, as well as 60,000 square feet of commercial space. As of today, roughly 900 of the total planned units have been constructed.