Construction Update
Kenect Kenstruction Kentinues on Milwaukee Avenue


The lower half of Kenect is all wood and steel, and the 14-story tower loom in the background.

Work continues on the two-structure development at 500 North Milwaukee Avenue known as Kenect. The west building, a 14-story tower by Pappageorge Haymes Architects, has topped out, and the tower crane has come down, leaving just a very tall stump of support steel. Over on the east side of Green Street, the 4-story little brother tower (alos by Pappageorge Haymes) has been decked out in woodwork, surrounded by iron framing.

In total, developer Akara Partners (see also: The Hensley) is building 247 units between its two buildings. The studio, one- and two-bedroom rental apartments should be done and ready for habitation before 2016 is over.

Here’s a reminder of what’s in store for tenants at Kenect:

  • Developer – Akara Partners
  • Design Arkitect – Pappageorge Haymes
  • General Tishman Construction
  • 14 stories (west tower)/ 4 stories (east tower)
  • 179 rental units/48 rental units
  • 122 parking spaces (all in the west tower)
  • 50+ bicycle parking spaces
  • 14,000 square feet of retail/commercial space between the two structures
  • 274,000 total square feet
  • Rooftop pool

Location: 500 North Milwaukee Avenue, Fulton River District

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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