Of course, we’re just having fun with the name. Next refers to the new residential tower from Fifield Companies at 347 West Chestnut Street in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood. Designed by Chicago architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes, the 28-story high-rise will bring 310 luxury rental apartments to this redeveloping area.
Having the word “luxury” in the description means Next has to be loaded with amenities. Well, fret not. For amenities it shall have. There will be a golf simulator, an arcade, resident lounge with demonstration kitchen, and screening area.
The sixth floor amenity level will include a pool and hot tub, sun terrace with lounges and cabanas, even a grilling center. Need a gym membership? Not at Next you won’t; the fitness club up on 6 will include an indoor/outdoor yoga studio and is designed to completely replace that gym membership. For those who insist on working between workouts, head to the business center or the private meeting room.
All this, and more, will sit atop 6,000 square feet of retail space. Expect Next to open in the Fall of 2016.
If you still want to know more, here are a few more stats, with construction progress photos to follow:
- Developer: FRC Realty (100% owned by Steven Fifield)
- General contractor: McHugh Construction
- Height to roof: 325 feet
- Maximum height: 345 feet
- Length: 213½ feet
- Width: 123⅓ feet
- Site area: 103,029 square feet
- Lot size: 74,244 square feet
- Units: 310
- Parking: 184 spaces
- Garage access via West Chestnut Street
- Bicycle parking: 92 spaces
- Loading docks: 1 (on West Chestnut Street)
- Green roof: 50%
- Retail: Facing North Orleans Street
- 31: Mechanical
- 7-30: Residential
- 6: Common areas
- 2-5: Parking
- 1: Lobby, Retail, Mechanical