An upcoming seven-story development recently reached its final height near the Sheridan Red Line station in Lakeview. Dubbed "Wrigleyville Lofts," the transit-oriented project will deliver 120 rental units, new retail, and just 14 parking spaces to the former Ace Hardware site at 949 W. Dakin Street.
In discussion since 2016, the mixed-use project broke ground last summer. Developer Draper and Kramer teamed up with the previous Ace hardware store's owner Joe Lomanto, who will operate a store within the completed development. There will also be a ground-floor coffee shop and three additional retail spaces ranging from 1,300 to 2,200 square feet in size.
Amenities include a private clubroom with a bar and kitchen, a fitness center, and several meeting and gathering spaces for residents. The building's rooftop deck features grilling stations, a fire pit, TV, and views of Lake Michigan and nearby Wrigley Field.
The Wrigleyville Lofts project is designed by Sullivan Goulette Wilson Architects and boasts a (yet-to-be-installed) red brick facade with limestone accents. Leopardo Construction serves as general contractor.
The upcoming building will feature 108 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 620 to 1,040 square feet in size, and monthly rents will start around $1,900. Apartment pre-leasing is scheduled to begin this summer and move-ins are expected in the fall.