Chicago’s Near West Side Getting a New Residential Block With Bonus Public Park

The downtown Chicago housing boom continues with a new residential mid-rise proposed for 716 North Aberdeen Street in River West.

Diagram of 716 North Aberdeen

Diagram of 716 North Aberdeen


The 15-story edifice will take the place of an unremarkable one-story yellow brick commercial building, and two surface parking lots. It’s situated south of the intersection of Chicago, Ogden, and Milwaukee Avenues. It’s a half block from the CTA Blue Line’s Chicago subway station, against the embankment for the Kennedy Expressway.

The best part is that the new project comes with a new public park. Construction, care and maintenance are the responsibilities of the developer, but it’s “open to the public free of charge with signage indicating that the Park are [sic] open to the public daily from 5:00am to 11:00pm.”

  • Address: 716 North Aberdeen Street
  • Address: 721 North Ogden Avenue
  • Developer: North Aberdeen Associates LLC
  • For realsies: RMK Management
  • Net site area: 30,691 square feet
  • Current zonong: M1-2, RT-4, and B3-5
  • Maximum height: 167 feet
  • Stories: 13
  • Floor area ratio: 6.25 (5.0 base)
  • Maximum number of residences: 188
  • Minimum number of parking spaces: 84
  • Minimum amount of bicycle parking: 42
  • Loading docks: 1
  • Loading dock access: via east-west alley on south side of building
  • Parking garage access: via east-west alley on south side of building
  • Green roof alert: 13,533 square feet

Location: 716 North Aberdeen Street, River West

Author: Editor

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