Construction of Platform 4611, a nine-story mixed-use development at 4611 N. Broadway in Uptown, is officially going vertical, commencing its climb to a final height of 103 feet. General contractor McHugh Construction is overseeing construction of the approximately 154,000-square-foot project.

Developed by Chicago-based The John Buck Company and Free Market Ventures, the new construction will bring 200 rental units and approximately 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space to the northeast corner of N. Broadway and W. Wilson Ave, just steps from the Wilson CTA train station.

The Uptown project gets the Platform 4611 name from its convenient location across the street from the renovated Wilson CTA train station, which serves the Red and Purple Lines. As a transit-oriented development, Platform 4611 will offer its residents easy access to downtown Chicago as well as provide surface level parking for 22 vehicles and 178 bicycles.

Platform 4611 at 4611 N. BroadwayPappageorge Haymes Partners

With a design from Pappageorge Haymes Partners, the mid-rise building will feature a masonry and glass façade. Levels two through eight will offer a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, while the top floor will include four three-bedroom penthouse units and a host of building amenities. These amenities will include a dedicated co-working space as well as an outdoor terrace offering grilling stations for residents, multiple seating areas, and sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

Like many projects in a post-Covid world, JBC, McHugh, and Pappageorge Haymes spent a significant amount of time during the preconstruction phase in identifying building features and programming to respond to the changing needs of all building residents and users and ensure occupants feel safe. Some of those changes include a completely touchless entry sequence, destination dispatch elevators, reservable individual office space on each residential floor, and a fitness center with heat map technology to ensure that occupants maintain social distancing. 

With work on Platform 4611 now underway, McHugh has completed the building’s caisson foundation and has begun vertical construction. The building is on track to top out in spring 2022 and welcome its first residents in late 2022 or early 2023.