Initial Permits Approved For 2128 S Tan Court In Chinatown

Rendering of Evergreen Garden by FitzGerald Associates

Initial permits have been issued for the residential development at 2128 S Tan Court in Chinatown. Replacing a long-time vacant lot along the elevated tracks of the CTA Orange Line, the project will be called ‘Evergreen Garden’. The multi-phase proposal is being led by developer Tan Court Development LLC, with Chicago-based architecture firm FitzGerald Associates working on the design.

Site plan of Evergreen Garden by FitzGerald Associates

Rendering of Evergreen Garden by FitzGerald Associates

Now having its piling permits, construction can begin on the six-story and 79-foot-tall structure. Inside will be a total of 110 condominiums made up of studios, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, aimed at serving the area’s existing senior and aging population. The building is being designed for those 62 and older with wider hallways and doors as well as grab bars in public areas.

Floor plans of Evergreen Garden phase one by FitzGerald Associates

Elevations of Evergreen Garden phase one by FitzGerald Associates

Residents will have access to a ground-floor lounge as well as a garden and a community room with a kitchen. This will all be served by a 44-vehicle parking lot which will sit around and under the residential structure. The L-shaped building will be clad in a mix of storefront windows, metal panels, gray, red, and charcoal brick, as well as cast stone detailing.

Rendering of Evergreen Garden unit by FitzGerald Associates

Rendering of Evergreen Garden by FitzGerald Associates

A second phase of the project is also expected at a future date. It will be similarly sized with mostly likely over 100 units, also bringing an additional 72 parking spaces. Construction will be led by MPI Contracting who is serving as the general contractor. A full building permit has also been applied for at the moment. It is worth noting the units are already for sale.

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4 Comments on "Initial Permits Approved For 2128 S Tan Court In Chinatown"

  1. Dull, insipid and uninspiring, still can’t believe that there’s still little consideration of neighborhood character when constructing five-over-ones; at least make gentrification look somewhat elegant…

    • Yes it is blocky and dull, once you plan your mandated parking spots and mandated double loaded stair corridors, this is the massing you are going to get. Yes the facade could totally have been improved. But gentrification? Residents of Chinatown leading a development to make homes for the elderly on a unused lot is gentrification? Chicago’s chinatown is the most robust in the nation, I hope more projects like this happen (with less parking)

    • This is senior housing… so it’s the opposite of gentrification.

      Also, as a senior development, affordability is critical (fixed income). For that reason Alone, who cares if the design is basic?

  2. John Nelson | May 4, 2024 at 3:34 pm | Reply

    It is basically a parking lot with housing on top. The housing is needed and the design is innocuous, but the name “Evergreen Gardens”is absurd. Not a garden in sight.

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