Just west of the Chicago River, demolition is now in full swing for the former Cassidy Tire building in Fulton River District. The five-story brick structure at 344 N Canal Street will give way to a 33-story mixed-use tower developed by The Habitat Company in partnership with Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC. Plans call for ground-level retail and 343 apartment rental units above.
Resident amenities will comprise of a fitness center and spa, a pool deck, media and gaming rooms, a conference center, along with a dog walk. The units will range in size from studios to two-bedrooms, with select residences coming with private balconies.
The footprint of the structure designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz will integrate a hexagonal motif that rises as a central tower accompanied by two opposing glass columns. The facade materials will be a mix of floor-to-ceiling glass and bronze metal paneling.
Parking options consist of a garage with 123 spaces and a bike room. Outside the building, public transit in the vicinity is made up of bus stops for Routes 37, 56, 65, and 125. The closest CTA L service is located a six-minute walk south to Clinton station with service for the Green and Pink Lines.
Beyond the demolition stage, the building is still awaiting construction permits to be filed and issued. A groundbreaking is expected this year, though a full timeline has yet to be revealed.