Arthur on Aberdeen Nears Completion in Fulton Market

210 N Aberdeen Street210 N Aberdeen Street. Rendering by NORR

The facade of the 19-story mixed-use development at 210 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market is nearing completion. Spearheaded by LG Development Group, the “Arthur on Aberdeen” spans 420,000 square feet and occupies an L-shaped footprint, bordered by Aberdeen Street to the east and May Street to the west. The building will feature 363 residential units, with an additional 10,000 square feet allocated for retail.

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Now topped out at 214 feet, the high-rise will house an assortment of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. Notably, 73 of these will be affordable on-site units. Future residents can anticipate indoor and outdoor amenities, including multiple terrace spaces, a rooftop pool, 102 parking spaces, and a dedicated bike storage area.

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

NORR is the architectural firm behind the contemporary design, distinguished by two perpendicular wings rising from a three-story podium. The exterior is adorned with tan brick cladding, interspersed with a glass and metal curtain wall at the outer corners of each wing. Internally, LG Design, a subsidiary of the developer, has undertaken the interior design. In addition, LG Development is revitalizing the adjacent Arthur Harris Building at street level, which will contribute to the project’s retail portion.

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

The development boasts excellent connectivity with the public transport system. The site is close to several buses, including Route 65 to the north, Route 8 to the east, Route 20 to the south, and Routes 9 and X9 to the west. For those preferring the CTA Green and Pink Lines, the Morgan Station is conveniently a mere three-minute stroll to the east.

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Arthur on Aberdeen. Photo by Jack Crawford

Power Construction has been entrusted as the general contractor for this $140 million project, with the anticipated completion date set for the coming year.

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9 Comments on "Arthur on Aberdeen Nears Completion in Fulton Market"

  1. I love the design, however won’t the sound of the train resonate up both of those perpendicular walks like crazy? I am sure the glass is designed to handle it, and it happens on flat surfaces too, but man that could be tough.

  2. While I love seeing the Chicago skyline expanding, I don’t understand why more and more apartment
    skyscrapers and condos are being built while Chicago is experiencing a serious decreasing population.

    • The population of the near west side increased massively by 18.2% from 2000-2010 and then even more massively by 23.7% from 2010-2020. I would expect at least another 20% increase in this decade. (Probably more)

      The overall population decline has occured in the outer neighborhoods (largely due to deconversions and letting housing stock go into disrepair) while the population in the central neighborhoods of chicago has exploded. If you apartment hunt in any happening area of chicago, you’ll realize just how much we need thousands of new units everywhere.

    • Household size decreases and people leaving the south side are the main drivers. The downtown and high income population continues to climb. Broad statistics alone mean very little. You can safely assume when something goes against your understanding of it, that you are missing something, not the hundreds of developers who make a living off of real estate investments.

      • Chicago is not experiencing population loss. The city grew in the 2020 census, the Metro is continuing to grow, and Illinois recently surpassed 3m residents. Please do some research before commenting like this.

  3. It would be interesting to see how all of this new development, particularly in Fulton Market, has affected the regions taxing bodies. For example, all of the commercial space brings in new sales tax to the RTA, along with potential new riders. While in a TIF now, it will eventually bring in a lot of new property tax revenue for CPS while probably not producing many students. Etc.

    • All of these new residential buildings in Fulton Market/West Loop are being built under the new affordable housing legislation passed in 2021, which gives them a huge 30-year property tax break. They won’t pay meaningful property taxes for the first 10 years in service. These buildings are mostly residential, so actually they will produce a LOT of CPS students. I’m very curious what CPS will do about this situation. This building alone has 73 affordable units, most of which will probably be rented to families with a CPS student or 2. I don’t think Whitney Young can accommodate the influx of so many new students.

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