Metal cladding can now be seen enshrouding the remainder of 1525 N Elston Avenue, a six-story office building in West Town. The boutique edifice has been planned by Property Adventures Corp, and will include a ground-level lobby and five total suites on the upper five floors.
The design by Filoramo Talsma is one of the more architecturally unique buildings covered by Chicago YIMBY. Not only does the building taper outward, but also integrates a matrix of pixel-like protrusions pointing out towards the downtown skyline. The facade itself is made of large horizontal window openings and reflective steel arranged in small, scale-like panels.
Office suites vary in size between 3,191 and 3,706 square feet, increasing in area on the upper levels due to the building’s outward-tapering massing. There will also be elevator ID for those accessing the suites, as well as surface parking for a total of 21 vehicles.
For public transit in the vicinity, tenants will have access to bus service for Routes 9 and 72, located a two-minute walk northwest to North Avenue & Elston. Route X9 is slightly further, with stops at Ashland & Avenue via an eight-minute walk northwest. Anyone looking to commute by rail will find closest CTA L trains for the Red Line at North/Clybourn station, a 15-minute walk east. Roughly the same distance to the northwest is also Metra service via Clybourn station.
Property Adventures Corp is also serving as the general contractor. According to 1525 N Elston’s marketing website, all occupancy except for the fourth-floor office suite has been locked in. While the site mentions a first quarter 2021 occupancy, a full delivery appears likely for the first half of this year.