Structural work on the podium has reached the fifth floor for a 23-story mixed-use high rise in Near North Side. Located at 808 N Cleveland Avenue along the rapidly-densifying Chicago Avenue corridor, the trapezoidal project site is replacing a former grass plot. DAC Developments has planned for a mix of 7,500 square feet of retail, 20,000 square feet of rentable office space, and 200 apartments.
Residents will have access to several amenity spaces, such as a spa, a co-working area, a game and entertainment room, an arts and crafts space, as well as a dog run and spa. There will also be an outdoor pool deck on the sixth floor, as well as a smaller amenity terrace on the same level.
Pappageorge Haymes is the project architect, whose planned massing is set back on the sixth floor to transition from the podium to the main tower. Reaching 284 feet in height, the most updated iteration of the design will consist of an aluminum window wall system, dark metal slab edge covers, and a lighter precast concrete.
Parking will include a 99-vehicle garage and bike room, both of which will be integrated into the podium. Within close walking distance are additional public transit options such as bus Route 66 within a minute’s walk and CTA L service a six-minute walk east to Chicago station.
Focus is the general contractor for the construction, with a full delivery expected for 2023.