Demolition is now complete at 140 N Ashland Avenue in Near West Side, clearing the way for a new 12-story apartment building. Marquette Companies is the developer, who plans to integrate the new building with an existing five-story masonry building directly south. This assemblage will yield a total of 210 apartments atop a ground-level retail space.
Select units will come with private balconies or terraces, while ommon areas will include a lounge and co-working area, as well as an indoor/outdoor amenity deck on the 12th floor. There will also be a sustainability element featuring green roofs, electric vehicle charging stations, and a diversion of 80 percent of the waste during the construction process.
Brininstool + Lynch is the architect, having partnered with Marquette on numerous other projects in the vicinity. The main massing consists of two distinct volumes resting atop a two-story podium. Encasing the massing is a mix of materials, including glass, metal panels, and various gray tones of fiber cement paneling.
Parking will include a total of 62 spaces inside an integrated garage. At the northeast corner of the property are also bus stops for Routes 9 and X9. Directly above these stops is the Ashland CTA L station, which offers both Green and Pink Line service. Other public transit options for residents will include bus Route 20 via a five-minute walk south to Madison & Ashland.
Omega Demolition has served as the wrecking contractor. No construction permits have yet been filed or issued, and an anticipated completion date has yet to be revealed.