The first demolition permit has now been issued for 210 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. The demolition will give rise to a 33-story mixed-use development by Newcastle Limited. This 380-foot tower will house 204 residential units: 59 studios, 18 convertibles, 72 one-bedroom units, 23 one-bedrooms with a den, and 33 two-bedrooms. Of these units, 41 will be designated as affordable for those earning 60% or below the Area Median Income (AMI).
The ground floor of the building will house the residential lobby and 4,000 square feet of retail space. Access to the building’s parking garage, capable of accommodating 50 vehicles along with 118 bicycle spaces and EV charging, is through an alley that runs along the south side of the property. Residents can also expect various amenities such as a fitness center and three outdoor terraces. The terraces will be situated on the 4th, 23rd, and 28th floors, with a pool specifically on the 28th floor.
The tower design by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture is made up of three interlocking rectangular volumes that are offset both vertically and horizontally from one another. The facade will comprise a mix of dark metal and floor-to-ceiling windows.
For nearby transit, residents will be within a one-minute walk from Morgan Station, with service for the Green and Pink Lines. CTA bus routes such as 8, 20, 56, and 65 are all within a 10-minute walk.
Heneghan Wrecking & Excavating will act as the demolition contractor for the existing one-story building. The 18-month construction process was originally slated to begin this past summer, though an updated completion date has not been revealed.