Core construction is now underway at 1257 W Roosevelt Road in Little Italy, under development by Related Midwest in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority. The six-story mixed-use project represents one of the four buildings within the Roosevelt Square Phase 3B development, which will include new mixed-income residences, retail, and the new National Museum of Public Housing. Roosevelt Square as a whole is set to provide 2,441 total units, taking on the form of both multifamily and single-family buildings.
The building’s scope outlines 70 residential units, partitioned into 29 units for the Chicago Housing Authority, 20 affordable units, and 21 market-rate residences. This strategic allocation mirrors the project’s commitment to fostering a balanced community. A defining feature of the development includes its provision for 40 parking spaces, divided between an indoor facility on the ground floor and an outdoor zone located behind the building.
In the context of amenities, the building is planned to feature a fitness center, a dog run, and an outdoor amenity space. The ground floor will also house the residential lobby at the northwest corner.
Design-wise, the project was led DesignBridge. The building showcases a modern aesthetic, characterized by a patterned black and white facade A window wall storefront system runs the length of the ground floor along Roosevelt.
Proximity to public transportation includes several CTA bus routes: 7, 9, 12, 60, and 157. Furthermore, the CTA Blue Line’s Racine station is within a 10-minute walking distance.
Bowa Construction is leading the project as general contractor, with construction expected to be completed by next year.