This past week, Chicago YIMBY toured Foundry at Wendelin Park, a 27-story mixed-use tower at 1475 North Kingsbury Street in Near North Side. Undertaken by Structured Development alongside White Oak Realty Partners, the project encompasses a set of three buildings positioned around the newly opened Wendelin Park, also the namesake of the masterplan (formerly “The Shops at Big Deahl”).
Upon completion, Foundry will comprise 327 market-rate rental units. Select residences will include private terraces and balconies. Within the podium will be ground-floor retail. Currently, no tenants have been announced. The podium will also house parking for 142 vehicles.
The community spaces and amenities are centered around a terraced outdoor deck that will connect the 26th and 27th floors. Within this space, various features include a rooftop pool, terrace-like seating areas, and a hot tub. Attached to this outdoor component will be additional indoor amenities such as a fitness center, a business center, and a lounge.
Designed by Fitzgerald Associates Architects, Foundry now stands at its final height of 299 feet. The design is composed of a modern glass and metal facade, while the massing appears sculpted with various offsets and organic-like cutouts.
The location is positioned in the vicinity of multiple transit options. Bus Routes 8, 9, and 72 can be accessed within a walking distance of five minutes. Similarly, the CTA L’s Red Line at the North/Clybourn subway station is approximately a five-minute walk to the northeast.
Power Construction has managed the construction process for both Foundry and the broader master plan. While much of the Wendelin Park plan has already opened, Foundry is expected to begin welcoming residents in early 2024.