The Chicago City Council has given the green light for 640 W Randolph Street, a 15-story mixed-use development project in the West Loop Gate neighborhood. The development, situated at the intersection with N Des Plaines Street, will replace an existing surface parking lot near the highway. Vista Property Group and Antunovich Associates, who have previously collaborated on projects at 741 N Wells and 609 W Randolph, are the driving force behind this new development, employing a similar industrial-inspired design approach.
The 225-foot tall slim tower will occupy the entire 81-foot-wide site, extending up to the property line on all four sides. The ground floor will feature a 2,500-square-foot corner retail space, along with a compact lobby, a bike room, and a ramp leading to the parking garage above. The second floor will accommodate 19 vehicle parking spaces, which will come with EV charging stalls. A total of 117,000 square feet of office space will be available on floors three to 14, with private terraces alternating every other level.
Tenants will have access to a spacious top-floor amenity area, complete with a fitness center, lounge, breakout rooms, and a south-facing rooftop terrace. The majority of the structure will be clad in a semi-reflective glass facade, similar to that of 741 N Wells Street, incorporating small panels to resemble an industrial aesthetic. Dark metal spandrels will separate the floors, while the westernmost portion of the tower surrounding the core will feature brick cladding and wood on the underside of the balconies.
The boutique transit-oriented development will offer close bus access to CTA Routes 20, 56, 120, and 156, as well as the CTA Pink and Green Lines at Clinton station, and Ogilvie station, all within a five-minute walk.
While no construction timeline has been announced, W.E. O’Neil Construction has been confirmed as the project’s contractor. Permits have not yet been filed or issued.