A proposed mixed-use development at 1234 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market, Chicago, has been approved by the Chicago City Council.
The project was proposed by Golub and Company and Azur. It is situated where W. Randolph Street and N. Willard Court meet. This site is close to City Winery, and it was initially planned to become a mixed-use hotel tower in 2019.
The mixed-use development at 1234 W Randolph Street will be 41 storeys tall. It will feature 395 residential units in addition to 1,800 square feet of retail space. The latter was added in response to suggestions from the Committee on Design. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is in charge of the design of the project.
Residents will have access to leisure spaces on the fifth and 33rd floors, which rise 460 feet. Moreover, the development will have a total of 390 bicycle parking spots and 113 automobile parking spaces. This will be available on the building’s ground floor.
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Design overview of the proposed mixed-use development at 1234 W Randolph Street
The residential entrance will be located on the ground floor’s western half of the street frontage. The retail space on the other hand will be located in the eastern half. The podium will have a more simple design and be covered in metal and terracotta panels.
A glass ribbon will run up the podium and end at a trellis on the amenity deck to proclaim the residential entry. The copper-colored metal panel framing that covers the tower’s primary massing will have additional black metal inset frames. The gem component will be covered with a system of glass and metal panels that expresses it differently and accentuates it.
The $160 million proposal is now fully approved with Chicago City Council’s permission, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz may go forward with creating the construction documentation for permitting. At the earliest, groundbreaking is anticipated for Q2 or Q3 2024, assuming the developers can obtain financing.