Now that structural work has reached the 25th floor, glass and metal cladding are beginning to take shape on CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. The tower will be 350 feet tall and include ground-level retail space as well as 299 rental units.
The apartments will come in one- to three-bedroom residences, with some units also having private terraces on the podium. Out of the total amount of apartments, eight will be affordable and situated on site while 22 others are subsidized off site. Some of the amenities our residents will be able to enjoy are a top-floor lounge and open-air terrace. On site there will be 105 parking spaces for those who drive as well as a bike storage room that can hold up to 180 bikes.
The retail section will be on Wabash Avenue, and 14th Street will be extended west to create a driveway and lobby for residents. There will also be a new micro park open to the public along the northern edge of the parcel.
The building’s exterior, designed by Pappageorge Haymes, will be made up of interlocking rectangles. As seen in in the recent construction photos, these rectangular components are outlined with metal paneling, and will either protrude or recess to accentuate the facade pattern.
The project site is a few minutes’ walk from bus service for Routes 1, 3, 4, 12, 29, 62 and 146 as well as Roosevelt station for the Red, Green, and Orange CTA Lines.
Lendlease has been contracted as the general contractor for the $100 million project, set to open in early 2023.