Site prep is gearing up for a new 10-story mixed-use development known as 43Green, situated at 4308 S Calumet Avenue in Bronzeville. Co-developers P3 Markets and The Habitat Company have planned 5,000 square feet of retail and a total of 99 apartments on the upper floors. Size-wise, the structure will stand at a pinnacle height of 106 feet, while spanning just over 96,000 square feet.
Of the 99 planned units, 50 will be designated as affordable, distributed across 19 studios, 23 one-bedrooms, and nine two-bedrooms. The remaining market rate units will include 17 studios, 22 one-bedrooms, and nine two-bedrooms.
Other building features consist of a residential lobby, a pair of seventh-floor amenity terraces, an attached fitness center, parking for 24 vehicles, and a bike room for 54 bikes. Residents will also have immediate access to a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a laundromat, all of which are set to occupy the retail portion.
The modern design by Landon Bone Baker Architects integrates a variety of colors and materials. Beginning at the most western side will be a wraparound mural, bordered by the shorter wing of the building. This shorter wing will be clad primarily in masonry veneer, and will also come with orange accents and a setback on the seventh floor to allow for the aforementioned terraces. The larger, taller wing at the east end involves a mix of textured concrete, brick, and both orange and green accents near the windows. This section also comes with balconies at the northeast and southeast corners.
The transit oriented development sits directly east of the CTA L’s 43rd Station, with Green Line service roughly 10 minutes from downtown. Adjacent to the property are bus stops for Route 43, while additional bus service for Route 3 can be found just a two-minute walk east of the property.
43Green further lives up to its name with the two-acre Hadiya Pendelton park just a minute’s walk south. This relatively new space offers open grass areas, a playground, play fountains, and meandering paths.
Bowa Construction and James McHugh Construction Co have joined forces for the general contracting work. With full permits issued this past October, an exact target completion for this $100 million construction has not been fully confirmed.