Facade work is progressing for ZSD Corp‘s “Madison + Carpenter,” a six-story residential condominium building at 6 N Carpenter Street in West Loop. The 13-unit project will be replacing a former set of low-rise masonry buildings.
Each unit features four- or five-bedroom floor plans, with sizes ranging from 2,400 to 3,800 square feet, and prices between $2 million and $3 million. The residences will come with an array of features, including floor-to-ceiling windows, open layouts, and large private balconies, as well as a flex room that can be used as an office, home gym, den, or children’s playroom.
The project architect for Madison + Carpenter is SGW Architecture & Design, whose design includes metal cladding, large windows, and sprawling stacked terraces. The beam-like facade extends upward in the southeast corner as an open-air parapet.
The upcoming development will provide 26 parking spaces for residents, as well as easy access to a variety of transit options within a 10-minute walk. These include nearby Divvy bike stations, bus services for Routes 8 and 20, and L trains for the Green and Pink Lines at Morgan station.
The general contractor for the project is ZSD’s subsidiary, ZSD Construction, with a projected completion set for later this year.
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More of these human scale developments and less towers with 5 story bases are needed in this area.
Agree. And it’s about time these buildings got wrapped in fabric to provide for a more sensual street interaction.
This is a nice building but it’s seriously taken forever. Like 3 years? That’s what a high-rise takes.
This building broke ground Summer 2022.
Well, that’s not the full story. Demolition finished July 2021, broke ground February 2022, then it didn’t receive additional permits until the following July. That’s over 2 years at this point. It will probably be finished at the 2.5-year mark, close to my original 3 years (the word “like” implies a hyperbolic estimate)
I think it’s great. That corner is really establishing a vernacular. Sometimes, I go there on Google Street View and try to imagine what they might say to each other. Things like, “My, but you’re a tall drink of water”. It keeps the loneliness at bay.
@Zaptron its because the job has been unfortunately non-union that is why it has taken forever
But, as Razorback pointed out, it actually started last summer. Union, please explain how fast-working union labor has contributed to the lightning-quick speed of the Ravenswood Metra Station. A decade later and they’re nearly 75% done. Would non-union labor have taken longer?
Incorrect. Demolition finished July 2021, broke ground February 2022, then it didn’t receive additional permits until the following July. That’s over 2 years at this point. It will probably be finished at the 2.5-year mark — it seems permitting held this up a lot.
Fair enough. But the issue Union was addressing was the speed of construction (which, since groundbreaking is moving at a pretty good clip). Clearly, this was not a case of work going more slowly because this was a non-union site.
Yes, agree. Seems like it got started riiiiight as supply chain issues hit and then COVID-related reduction in bureaucrats-at-work, which caused permitting delays.
At 10 months and counting on a building permit for a comprehensive renovation, so I can totally identify.
Sorry, Union. I’m on the Development/Construction team and that’s just not true.
I was actually working on the building for a couple months as we were the only union trade on the job, we would work in the morning and then non-union trades came in later in the day and never saw progress on anything else during my time there and ended up seeing a Scabby the Rat get posted up at the job a few weeks later so Sorry West Loop Builder, thats just not true