Construction has begun on two significant FitzGerald-designed projects in Chicago’s West Loop—the 33-story, 350-unit Arkadia mixed-use tower (pictured) and the 40-unit CA3 residential development. General Contractor Power Construction has begun site work at Arkadia for White Oak Realty Partners, and Maris Construction will oversee work for Belgravia Group at CA3.
Visible from Chicago’s bustling I-90/94 corridor, Arkadia’s façade will be a gateway marker welcoming visitors to Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood. Contemporary design elements contribute to a modern but contextual building for the neighborhood, which will include 350 rental apartments in studio, one-, and two-bedroom formats and 20,500 SF of street-level retail space. The building will provide residents with several amenities including a rooftop pool, garden and green roof, dog walk, and community party rooms with fabulous views of the loop. The building is designed to seek LEED Certification and includes a green roof, energy-efficient window-wall system designed to minimize solar heat gain, high-efficiency HVAC and low-environmental-impact materials and finishes.
CA3, which builds on the success of nearby CA23, is a six-story, 40-unit building at Aberdeen and Adams streets in Chicago’s West Loop. The new building shares much with its predecessor, including first-floor secured parking and distinctive through-unit floor plans that provide residents with two private outdoor spaces and city views looking east and west. Second floor units include terraced patios, and penthouses include private rooftop decks. The large floor plans target families and households seeking three bedrooms who are attracted to the urban West Loop neighborhood.