A reported $11.8 million full building permit has been issued for The Seng at 869 W. Blackhawk St. As part of The Shops at Big Deahl, the structure is the second of the next two buildings that broke ground at the beginning of December. Led by Structured Development, the project will follow the recently completed Movement Lincoln Park at 1460 N Dayton St.
Designed by GREC Architects, the Seng will be a four-story, 34-unit affordable condominium building. The 64-foot tall building will hold two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences, paired with residential amenities and 36 parking spaces. Buyers of the income-restricted homes will be selected by Chicago Community Land Trust in partnership with the Chicago Department of Housing.
As part of the larger 487-unit plan, The Seng will be part of the developers plan to satisfy the development’s affordable housing requirement. The remaining obligation will be met through the support of Fain’s Development on their Harrison Row Townhomes project located in East Garfield Park.
As part of the larger The Shops at Big Deahl development, residents will have access to the future Seng Park. Named after The Seng Company, a furniture manufacturing firm whose facility used to occupy the site, the park will be fully landscaped and provide community gardens, a dog park and playground. Seng Park also will provide a link to the Wild Mile, a recently revitalized stretch of the North Branch Canal.
With all permits in hand, general contractor Power Construction can continue with work through completion. Delivery of the building is expected for December 2022.