Kenect Chicago
Client Akara Partners Location
500 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
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Situated at a prominent intersection along one of Chicago’s primary diagonal thoroughfares, this modern residential complex consists of a high-rise fronted by a triangular shaped low-rise. The first floor includes 14,000 sq. ft. of commercial space between the two sites and the tower includes garage parking designed to accommodate 122 vehicles and over 50 bicycles. A new pedestrian friendly street with corner retail at both ends bifurcates the site. The residential lobbies for the two buildings align mid-block to ease access to the shared amenities, which include a rooftop pool deck, two large interior amenity spaces, and a roof deck surrounded by plantings and vegetation. The fenestration includes a cleanly detailed rain screen system, natural-finish materials, a variety of modernist window configurations, and recessed balconies painted with a striking accent color. The west facing garage incorporates a vertical green wall to screen the views of the garage from the adjacent residential projects. Both buildings have earned Green Globe Certification.
Aerial photography courtesy of YoChicago.com
Statistics

179, 48 Units

14, 4 Stories

122 Parking Spaces

14,000 SF Retail/Commercial

274,000 GSF

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