Structural work is around the halfway point for a new seven-story parking and retail structure, situated at 1371 W Randolph Street in West Loop. Replacing a former parking lot, this project will integrate with the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local 130 UA Campus, and is a partnered development between the union organization and Chicago Title & Trust Company.
Programming specifically will provide 502 parking spaces and slots for 36 bikes. The retail component spans just under 200 feet of frontage along the ground floor offering 11,500 square feet of rentable space with 22-foot-high ceilings. There will also be an additional Randolph-facing terrace on the third level, spanning 2,400 square feet.
OKW Architects has designed the 85-foot edifice, whose facade will be clad in a mix of cement, brick, and both perforated and solid metal paneling. The garage portion will be open-air and lined with planters to further enhance the frontage. There will also be illuminated signage facing south and displaying the union’s name.
While parking options will be abundant, anyone looking to take public transit to and from the campus will find nearest Green and Pink Line CTA L at Ashland station, located a six-minute walk northwest. The Blue Line is also within walking distance, with closest service at Racine station via a 16-minute walk south. Closest bus stops include Route 20 via a four-minute walk south to Madison & Loomis, as well as Routes 9 and X9 via a six-minute walk northwest to Ashland & Lake.
W.E. O’Neil Construction is the general contractor for the $25 million project. A completion is anticipated for the summer of this year. A future campus building is undergoing planning adjacently east of the site at a neighboring parcel, which will be occupied by a grass area prior to this next stage.