Shapack Partners has received a demolition permit clearing the way for a 29-story mixed-use development at 1353 W Fulton Street. The tower, set to be constructed near the western edge of Fulton Market, will take the place of the current single-story building at 224 N Ada Street. Programming will yield 308 residential units, ground-floor retail, and both resident- and public-facing amenity spaces.
A recent article by Urbanize noted the addition of one floor and three units to the project scope, up from the previously approved 28 floors and 305 units. Unit sizes will be distributed across studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms.
Out of the total on-site units, 20 percent will be designated as affordable housing for residents earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. Residents will have access to over 13,000 square feet of amenity space, including a large outdoor terrace on the fourth floor and a rooftop deck with a pool.
The tower’s design by SOM will reach a total height of 314 feet, including the mechanical penthouse. The ground floor will accommodate a residential lobby and over 16,000 square feet of retail space, supplemented by a 1,000-square-foot inset patio. An article by The Real Deal highlights a major sustainability component achieved through Green Globes-2 certification. This certification will be attained by integrating 23 electric vehicle charging stations, diverting 80 percent of construction waste, and installing a CTA sign to assist public transit users.
Combining glass and aluminum, the tower portion’s exterior features nine-pane windows similar to those on the surrounding low-rise masonry buildings, along with variably-spaced balconies hanging along the facade. The grid motif of the tower extends downward into the residential entry section of the podium, taking on a dark metal mesh. The remaining outer walls of the podium will be clad in a dark brick with texture detailing.
On site parking will contain 115 spaces alongside 58 bike spaces. Off site, the nearest Green and Pink Line service is available at Morgan station via an 11-minute walk east. Bus stops for Routes 8, 9, X9, 20, and 65 can also be found within an approximately 10-minute walk.
According to the filing, the current demolition will cost $89,000, with Taylor Excavating & Construction serving as the demolition contractor. Construction on the $135 million building is expected to begin later this year, though the subsequent timeframe and completion date have not been confirmed.