Monday, July 7, 2014

Work Begins for 29 Story Apartment Tower at 1000 S. Clark

Construction equipment begins work at 1000 S. Clark (via Curbed Chicago)
In case you missed a post we did back in January, there has been some movement at the empty lot at 1000 S. Clark (just north of Target).  According to Curbed Chicago the project is moving forward as construction equipment is officially rolling into the site:
a new apartment tower boasting 469 units plus a bevy of on-site perks that take advantage of the lot's massive footprint. 1000 S Clark is designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architects and is being developed by JDL, and in a rental market being fought with amenities, it offers up five resident lounges, a rooftop deck, a doggy daycare, and a spa and fitness center with private sports facilities such as basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor pool, and a driving range.
Seems like some nice (albeit unnecessary) amenities.  Given the bevy of rental options in the Sloop these days, we guess you have to find ways to stand out - mission accomplished.

While the building sounds nice for the renters, there is one fact we don't like for the neighborhood - no street-facing retail?
The tower will stand at 29 stories tall, has a motor court in front and apparently no street-facing retail to try to lure pedestrians from Target or Printer's Row.
We're hoping that the "apparently" in the Curbed story isn't accurate and that they do have some retail.

(Hat tip:  AD & AA!)  

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