Construction Update: Circa 922

Construction is proceeding rapidly at Circa 922, Focus Development, Inc. and Atlantic Realty Partners’ building in the West Loop that will add 104 apartments to the adjacent 123 Sangamon. Structure is continuing to rise past the fifth floor, with steel crews working quickly to assemble the building’s highly-efficient composite steel and precast system from components by Girder-Slab Technologies that allows for a shallower floor plate that maximizes floor to ceiling heights while minimizing overall building height. Precast façade panels have also been applied to the building’s three parking levels and will soon begin on the residential floors.

Circa 922, located at 922 West Washington Street in Chicago’s West Loop, is the expansion of an existing building—123 Sangamon—onto an adjacent parcel. The new 157,000 square foot addition will stand 11 stories and will add 104 apartments in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans to the building’s 45 loft apartments. Focus Development, Inc. and Atlantic Realty Partners are the co-developers, and Focus Construction, Inc. is the general contractor.

Residents will have access to 7,000 square feet of amenity spaces including a Business Center, Theater Room, Lounge, Breakfast Café, and fitness room on the ground floor. On the fourth floor, another amenity suite includes a kitchenette leading out to the building’s outdoor pool, lounge, and grill areas. Atop the building’s 10th floor, accessible from the penthouse level, another landscaped patio allows visitors to take in panoramic views of the city. The building’s base will include parking for 130 vehicles, as well as office spaces for building management functions.