ALLY at 1229 W. Concord Place, the first building of the Lincoln Yards megadevelopment, has received a full building permit for construction. Developed by Sterling Bay, the new building has already commenced construction with work beginning on the foundation. The tower crane was also recently erected. 

Designed by Gensler, the development will produce a nine-story office building that will host approximately 280,000 square feet of Class A medical research lab space paired with office space. Tenants will enter the building off a newly extended W. Concord Place through a double-height lobby. The building will offer amenities including an event space, a conference center, a fitness and wellness center, and a tenant lounge. 55 parking spaces for tenants will be located underground. 

ALLY at 1229 W. Concord PlaceGensler

The building’s design consists of a facade that features a combination of floor-to-ceiling windows and aluminium trim. Its massing is split into two bars that are offset to extend views to the river and downtown. The typical floor plate maximizes flexibility for tenants, while a staircase on the western façade allows for ease of travel between floors. Each level has an exterior terrace along the eastern façade facing the river. 

The 144-foot-tall structure will front the river with a new section of riverwalk, the first of Lincoln Yards’s planned riverwalk. The section will be connected to W. Concord Place for bicycle and pedestrian access, with stepped terraces used to create different spaces within the setback riverwalk area. Seating elements and landscaped areas will round out the exterior space’s design. 

Power Construction is the general contractor for construction, with a current timeline expecting completion in 2023.