While progress often means something else must go, it’s still a bit jarring to see former residences reduced to rubble. Such is the case in the 1100 block of North Wells Street on the Near North Side, where several buildings at Atrium Village are being torn down in Phase One of a project to redo the development.
When complete, developer Onni Group will have provided 1,500 new homes within 4 new residential towers and one smaller building, replacing the eight 3-story structures that have begun being demolished. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the new buildings will range from 4 stories to 39, and will also include town homes, retail space, and a public park.
Back in November, we fastidiously outlined for you the five phases of redevelopment for Atrium Village. Here’s a reminder of what Phase One will bring:
- Address: 1150 North Wells Street
- 30 stories (an increase of three floors over last known plan)
- 341 feet tall
- 405 residences
- Width: 208 feet, 8½ inches
- Tower width: 69 feet
- Length: 214 feet, 10 inches
- Parking: 342 private spaces in retail/residential podium
- Parking: 74 public below-grade spaces for retail
- Bicycle parking: Yes. Amount unspecified
- Retail space: 25,000 square feet
- Loading docks off the public alley that connects to Division Street
- Residential parking entrance: driveway off of Wells Street
- Retail parking entrance: Alley off of Division Street
- Residential entrance: Off Wells Street
- LEED Silver
- Green roof alert: 50% (city requirement)
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from The Chicago Architecture Blog http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/2015/12/30/atrium-village-crumbling-ahead-of-massive-redevelopment/