A new residential development is planned for a site within the Illinois Medical District. Located at 1323 S. Wood Street, the rectangular parcel sits at the intersection of S. Wood St and W. Hastings Street.
Dubbed The Nightingale @ IMD, the project will develop a six-story multifamily residential apartment building. Planned to encompass 105,400 square feet of space, the building will hold 125 dwelling units serviced by 45 car parking spaces in a surface lot at the rear of the site. 63 bike parking spaces will be provided in an interior bike storage room. The unit mix will consist of 31 studios, 6 convertibles, 7 junior one-beds, and 81 one-bedroom apartments.
The 68-foot-tall building will hold amenity space on the ground floor and on the fifth floor. A fitness center will be located on the ground floor as well as a dog spa with access to an exterior dog run on the eastern end of the property. An indoor amenity space will look out onto an outdoor terrace on the fifth floor. Designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners, the edifice will be clad in a variety of fiber cement panels, creating a varied pattern on the facade. Aluminum and glass railings will be used at the outdoor terrace.
To meet sustainability requirements, the development will exceed energy code by 5%, exceed stormwater ordinance by 25%, plant trees, install at least 50% green roof, reduce indoor water usage by 40%, sponsor bikeshare, provide bike parking, provide readiness for EV charging stations, install a CTA digital display, engage in workforce development, and implement bird protection.
While the building’s developer was not reported in the zoning filing, the project has received site plan approval. A common process for larger Planned Developments, site plan approval allows for the project to move forward through the underlying zoning without needing to go through the Plan Commission. A timeline for the construction has not been announced and permits have not been filed.