In Uptown, steel work can now be seen rising for a nine-story mixed-use building known as Platform 4611 at the corner of Broadway & Wilson. Under the address 4611 N Broadway, this roughly 150,000-square-foot development by John Buck Company and Free Market Ventures will offer ground-level commercial units between 1,628 and 2,178 square feet, as well as 200 apartments on the upper levels. This parcel was formerly occupied by a low-rise masonry commercial building that was demolished early last year.
The 103-foot-tall design by Pappageorge Haymes involves an L-shaped tower footprint atop a pentagonal base that molds to the unique shape of the property. The exterior palette includes a charcoal brick and white cast stone around the podium, while the upper floors will have a tan masonry with stone accents. As shown in renderings, there will also be a mural on the south-facing side.
There will be a total of 12,000 square feet of designated mercantile space, broken up into five commercial units that span between 1,628 and 2,178 square feet. Meanwhile, amongst the residential listings are studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedroom penthouses. There will also be five affordable units, comprised of four studios and one one-bedroom residence.
The amenity component will comprise of a fitness center, a media and game lounge, a business center, and a rooftop deck with grilling stations and lounge seating. There will also be 22 off-street spaces, along with 178 bike spaces.
Beyond the on-site parking, there are a selection of bus and rail options within the vicinity. The closest bus stops are Routes 36, 78, and 81 along the adjacent Broadway & Wilson intersection. Just west of this intersection is the CTA’s Wilson station, with L service for the Red and Purple Lines.
Construction of the $46 million edifice is being carried out by James McHugh Construction Co as the general contractor. As noted in a recent article by Urbanize Chicago, a full completion is anticipated for either late this year or early 2023.