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- There will be no curb cuts on Wabash Street. All loading and vehicular access will be through the alley running parallel to South Michigan and South Wabash Avenues.
- 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Probably a single shop.
- 100% green roof on the tower.
- Common area on the podium roof, with a dog run.
- Facade is all glass. Using a combination of opaque, clear, and translucent panels. The previous plan had reflective glass, too, but this has been eliminated. The various panels will be arranged in a seemingly random pattern so the building is more visible to birds.
- The glass podium of the facade will be backlit at night so the building casts a soft glow onto Wabash Avenue.
- 65% of the apartments will have one bedroom and be about 700 square feet with rents around $1,750.
- 30% of the apartments will have two bedrooms and be about 1,200 square feet with rents around $2,300.
- 5% of the apartments will have three bedrooms.
- The developer hopes to get city approval next month, and start construction in the fall.
- The first people should be able to move in a year after construction starts.
- The building is expected to take 18 months to build.
- No public parking is planned.
For some historical context on this land and what was planned to be here check out this old Sloopin post.
(Hat tip: BM!)