Plans have been unveiled for a new 15-story mixed-use tower at 640 W Randolph Street in West Loop Gate. Vista Property Group intends to replace a surface parking lot with the new 225-foot-tall structure at the intersection of Randolph and Desplaines. There will be a total of 117,000 square feet of office space atop 2,500 square feet of ground-level commercial space.
Office tenants will have access to a range of amenities and features, including a club room, a fitness center, a conference center, and an outdoor rooftop terrace. There will also be a bike room and parking for 19 vehicles within a second-floor garage.
With Antunovich Associates behind the design, the structure is the second to be planned by this developer-architect partnership within a single block. The first being the 15-story tower at 609 W Randolph Street directly to the south. The facade of this latest project will contain floor-to-ceiling windows, brick, and dark metal. There will also be a column of large balconies offering private outdoor space on every level.
The closest CTA L service can be found at Clinton station, a four-minute walk northeast, with access to the Green and Pink Lines. Metra trains are also accessible within a five-minute walk east of Ogilvie Transportation Center. Lastly, Routes 20, 56, 120, 125, and J14 all provide bus service within a five-minute walk as well.
W.E. O’Neil Construction has been selected to serve as the general contractor once the project is fully approved. Currently, the developer has filed for an additional 4.5 FAR that will need to be approved from the current scope. No construction timeline has yet been revealed.