A new residential development at 1021 W Polk Street in Little Italy has reached its full three-story height. The construction process began last year after the pre-existing two-story brick building on the lot was demolished.
The developer, Polk Building LLC, has planned five total units paired with five surface parking spots on a rear concrete parking pad. The building will have a rooftop deck and stair enclosure, a basement, as well as a first-floor terrace and multiple deck areas. Hanna Architects is behind the design, whose facade includes a dark red masonry cladding, intermixed with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The site is located at the corner of Polk and Harrison, just steps away from UIC’s undergraduate campus. The closest CTA L service stop can be found at the UIC-Halsted station, via a seven-minute walk. Residents will also find bus service for Routes 8, 12, 126, and 157 within a ten-minute walk from the site.
PNA Developments Inc will be the general contractor for this project, whose construction cost has been reported as $1.4 million. Full completion appears on track to reach completion before the end of the year.
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Question: when is Mr. Hanna going to retire? Don’t mean to be too harsh, but I’m looking forward to the day!
Sadly Hannah is only one of many that need to give it up. Chicago needs an architectural revolution at this point to offset more than a decade of perhaps the most bland design era in history yet prolific in scale.
Same design over and over. Needs to get creative or all the new construction in Little Italy will look the same.
3 story building “Topping Off?” Isn’t that a bit grand?
Now its “nears pinnacle height?”
You’re exercising your poetic license on this one. Cheers!