Paperwork in Place for New Hyde Park Residential Tower

Paperwork has been filed for the latest residential tower proposed for Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, which is undergoing something of an apartment-building boomlet.

Rendering of 1600 East 53rd Street

Rendering of 1600 East 53rd Street

The nameless project at 1600 East 53rd Street is being developed by Mac Properties, with Solomon Cordwell Buenz as architect.  It’s intended to be a 27-story tower with 250 apartments, and also includes the renovation or replacement of the co-owned retail building at 1644 East 53rd Street next door, and a small residential building facing Hyde Park Boulevard.  The tower replaces a surface parking lot.

Diagram of 1600 East 53rd Street

Diagram of 1600 East 53rd Street

Though the paperwork was filed last month, the project does not yet appear on any city hall committee agendas.

  • Address: 1600 East 53rd Street
  • Address: 5238 South Cornell Street
  • Address: 5232 South Hyde Park Boulevard
  • Developer: MAC Properties
  • Architecture firm: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • New tower net site area: 27,39 square feet
  • New tower F.A.R.: 9.76
  • Maxmim tower residences: 250 (30% efficiencies)
  • Lobby access: via South Cornell Avenue
  • Minimum tower auto parking: 173 spaces
  • Parking garage access: via South Cornell Avenue
  • Minimum tower bicycle parking: 87 spaces
  • Tower loading dock: 1
  • Loading dock access: via South Cornell Avenue
  • Maximum tower height: 295 feet
  • Amenity deck on level 5 (61 feet above grade)
  • Private terrace on level 25
  • Private terraces on level 26
  • Green roof alert! 22.895 square feet (50.1%)


Location: 1600 East 35th Street, Hyde Park


Author: Editor

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