Developers Brinshore Development and The Michaels Organization recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Westhaven Park IID, with Alderman Walter Burnett Jr and representatives from the Chicago Department of Housing in attendance among others. Located at 145 N. Damen, the new mixed-income building will occupy a parcel at the corner of N. Damen Ave and W. Lake St, across from the future Damen Green Line.

Westhaven Park IID GroundbreakingChicago DOH

With Landon Bone Baker Architects on the project, the 12-story, mixed-use building will rise 136 feet. With three retail spaces on the ground floor, 96 units will be located on the upper floors. Planned as a mix of 63 affordable units and 33 market-rate apartments, the rentals will include one-bed and two-bed configurations. 16 car parking spaces will be provided on the ground floor as well as 106 bicycle parking spaces.

Westhaven Park IID at 145 N. DamenLandon Bone Baker Architects

The project’s design consists of a two-part volume, with the taller 12-story portion sited closer to the CTA tracks. At the southern end of the site, the shorter 4-story volume interlocks with the taller portion with a one story base setting it back from the street. The active retail uses front N. Damen Ave with the residential entry notched into at the intersection between the two building volumes. 

Westhaven Park IID at 145 N. DamenLandon Bone Baker Architects

The $41.2 million will be funded in part by a $10 million TIF payment from the city. General contractor McShane Construction Company already has the caisson permits in hand to begin work. A timeline for completion is currently unknown.