Structural work can be seen for 808 N Cleveland Avenue, a 23-story mixed-use development in Near North Side. At a height of 284 feet, the DAC Developments project is one of the taller recent projects to kick off in the area, helping to add additional density along the Chicago Avenue corridor. Since the last update, the remaining foundation work has taken place, while the core and superstructure have begun to climb above grade.
Within the building’s 300,000-square-foot scope will be 7,500 square feet of retail, 20,000 square feet of offices, and 200 for-rent apartments. Attached to the apartment component will be amenities such as a pool deck, a fitness center, a spa, a co-working area, a game/party room, an arts and crafts space, as well as a dog run and pet spa.
With Pappageorge Haymes as its architect, the new edifice will consist of a five-story podium structure that houses the retail, offices, and parking, while the 18-floor tower portion will be occupied by the 200 residences and the amenity spaces. Given the angular shape of the lot, the podium’s footprint takes on a trapezoidal shape. The facade will be a mix of precast concrete panels, as well as an aluminum and glass window wall system.
The integrated parking garage will house 99 vehicle spaces and an additional bike room for residents. Public bus transportation in the vicinity includes Route 66 less than a minute’s walk from the site. CTA L trains are also readily available for the Brown and Purple Lines at Chicago station via a six-minute walk east.
Focus is the general contractor. All permits now have been filed and issued, and a completion date is currently penned for next year.