A full building permit has been issued for a three-story wellness center at 2933 W Division Street in Humboldt Park, with Humboldt Park Health as its developer. The project kicked off this past January when the initial foundation permit was issued. As seen in most recent photos, extensive foundation work is already progressing rapidly. The new JGMA-designed structure will be replacing what was previously an empty lot and a two-flat building.
The curvilinear design will be wrapped in a blue and teal perforated metal panel facade alongside glass-curtain wall sections. The three-story, 62-feet-tall structure will provide 45,500 square feet of space dedicated to fitness and health.
On the first floor, the facility will come with a large corner lobby, a 6,400 square-foot pool room, locker rooms, a sports medicine clinic, and a kids club.
On the second floor will be an 8,500 square-foot open fitness plan surrounded by an indoor track, as well as a group exercise room, a mind/body studio, a group cycle room and additional restrooms.
Lastly, on the third floor, there is a 1,245-square-foot pre-gathering/function area, a 1,600-square-foot community room, two lecture rooms, additional restrooms, and an outdoor terrace area and green roof.
The center will be connected to the existing 163-space parking lot in the rear along Richmond Street, with no additional parking to be built.
The construction of the $24 million development is being carried out by All Masonry Construction, serving as the general contractor. As part of the broader Humboldt Park Health and Wellness District master plan, the building will eventually be accompanied by affordable housing, hospital additions, and additional public space in its vicinity.
Humboldt Park has recently faced controversy over gentrification. As new developments emerge, concerns rise about increasing housing costs and potential loss of cultural identity. The master plan seeks to balance these issues with affordable housing and public spaces, but tensions persist amid neighborhood transformation. A March 2022 article by The Real Deal indicated that the construction timeline for this stage is expected to last 18 months, suggesting an approximate target completion between mid and late 2024.