Aluminum panel installation has kicked off at The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story residential building at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. The 108-foot-tall structure will be the second phase of a larger master plan known as The Gateway, whose scope involves a mix of retail, residential, and hotel programming. Planned by East Lake Management & Development alongside AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, the first phase of this 10-acre plan has yielded a single-story pair of retail buildings. The third phase has also received permits but is awaiting vertical construction. Located to the north of Gateway Apartments, this six-story structure will be a Hilton Hotel with 135 rooms.
As for Gateway Apartments’ programming, there will be 161 for-rent units atop 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail. These unit sizes will fall between studios up through two-bedrooms layouts. Amenities, meanwhile, will include a rooftop pool deck and sky lounge, a fitness center, a game room, and a co-working center.
The exterior design by Piekarz Associates consists of floor-to-ceiling windows, accompanied by dual-toned aluminum composite paneling. Other architectural features include dark metal accents, recessed glass balconies, and a prominent rooftop trellis.
There will be on-site bike storage along with integrated parking for 77 cars. Beyond this off-street parking, bus service will provide access to Routes 7, 12, 126, and 157 all within a five-minute walk. Also in the vicinity is CTA L Blue Line service via a seven-minute walk northeast to the Illinois Medical District station, while Pink Line trains can be found via a nine-minute walk east.
The $50 million construction is being carried out by Global Builders Inc as the general contractor. Full completion is expected for later this summer.