Wilson Yard

This $150 Million redevelopment of a century-old Chicago Transit Authority rail yard and repair shop brings a variety of needed retail, residential and green-technology to the neighborhood.

FitzGerald was tasked with a challenging design equation on this full block site. The program called for space to accommodate a two-level Target store, additional retail and office space, two residential buildings totaling nearly 180 dwelling units and parking facilities for the entire development.

With so many uses on the site, FitzGerald remained attentive to access, separation and mobility-based issues. The permanent residents in the two residential towers needed to have a home in what would otherwise be described as a very transient site. Target had its own challenging mobility requirements, including the receiving of massive shipments of goods and loading requirements to accommodate.