An updated design has been unveiled for 1234 W Randolph Street, a planned mixed-use tower located in the Fulton Market district of West Loop. The project, which is being developed by Azur Holdings and Golub, will now stand 41 stories instead of 42 and contain 395 apartments instead of 400. Under ARO guidelines, there will now be 79 affordable residences instead of 80, while $1.9 million will be contributed to the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund. There will also be 1,800 square feet of retail now added to the scope.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz is responsible for the design of the 460-foot building (down from 470 feet), which features two interlocking rectangular volumes situated atop a podium base. The facade of the building will be a combination of terra cotta paneling along the podium section, while the upper floors will be a mix of copper, white metal, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Meanwhile along the street front, there will now be a row of five planters and accompanying benches designed by landscape architect Confluence.
The building will offer a range of amenities for its residents, including a sprawling pool deck located on the podium and a second upper 33rd-floor deck. Parking options will now include 113 spaces (down from 124) and 200 bike spaces.
In terms of transportation, bus service for Route 20 can be accessed by a six-minute walk to the south. The CTA L Green and Pink Lines can be accessed by an eight-minute walk to Morgan station.
Next steps will entail approvals from the Chicago Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, and City Council. A zoning change to DX-7 will also be required. Construction is expected to begin around the middle of 2024.