The Madison at Racine is a dynamic mixed-use building designed to utilize the site in a most efficient manner, allowing for daylight and views of the surrounding city from the majority of units. Apartments facing into the courtyard look out over a landscaped green roof garden. The building corner is curved to address Racine Avenue, which jogs to the west as it continues south, to create a visual continuity between the two streets as well as to call attention to the residential entry. Public parking for retail is accommodated along the alley to the north.
The building massing is broken up into what appears to be smaller facades to better address the scale of nearby industrial loft buildings in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Unit balconies have been placed between these individually expressed building facades. The building is to be clad in masonry with glass and metal accents which together forms a cohesive and coherent whole.