A demolition permit has been issued to clear the way for the mixed-use development planned at 1353 W. Fulton. Currently occupied by a one-story masonry building, the permit will allow developer Shapack Partners to clear the site, also known as 224 N. Ada, in preparation for the new development.

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Rising 314 feet, the project will consist of a 29-story, mixed-use tower after minor changes resulted in the addition of an extra floor. The revised plan calls for 308 residential units, up slightly from 305, ground floor retail space, 115 parking spaces, and 58 bike parking spaces. The unit mix will consist of studios, one-beds, and two-beds.

With a design from SOM, the building will consist of a three-story podium with a square tower portion rising above oriented along N. Ada St setback from W. Fulton St. The residential entry will front N. Ada St while retail space will span from the residential entry up to W. Fulton St. Amenity space will top the podium and occupy the top floor of the tower. Balconies will dot the facade in a seemingly random pattern that aligns with unit types.

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The podium will be expressed as two separate massings. The portion under the tower is expressed with a similar materiality and gridding as the tower above. To the north of the tower, the podium at the corner of W. Fulton St and N. Ada St is expressed as a solid volume with brick detailing that creates porosity and creates a play of light and shadow as the sun moves. 

The project will meet sustainability goals by achieving a Green Globes 2-Globes certification, installing two EV charging stations, preparing 23 parking spots for EV charging readiness, installing a CTA digital display, and ensuring 80% construction waste diversion. 

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To meet affordability requirements, the developers will provide 20% of the units as affordable housing on-site at a weighted average of 60% AMI.

With demolition permits in hand, Taylor Excavating and Construction can clear the site to make way for the new $135 million tower. A timeline for the new construction is not currently known.