Union West to Break Ground Any Minute Now

ZOM Living is going to break ground on its Union West project this month, according to a recent press release.

Rendering of Union West (Courtesy off bKL Architecture)

Rendering of Union West (Courtesy off bKL Architecture)

The Orlando developer plans to build two 15-story residential towers at 933 West Washington Street in Chicago’s Near West side neighborhood.

The project was designed by bKL Architecture in The Loop, and includes 357 apartments split between a pair of 196-foot-tall buildings.  There are also 255 parking spaces, and 12,600 square feet of retail space.

This is ZOM’s first project in Chicago.  It’s stomping grounds are in Florida, where 76% of its 50 most recent projects are being built.  The rest are in Texas and DelMarVa.

More details after the pictures.

ZOM Living to Develop Mixed-use Residential Community in the Emerging West Loop Neighborhood of Downtown Chicago

Two, 15-story brick and glass towers with 357 luxurious apartments in the most sought after submarket in Chicago

Chicago, IL – ZOM Living will break ground in March on Union West, 357 apartment homes located in the burgeoning, affluent, West Loop/Fulton Market neighborhood at the corner of West Washington Boulevard and North Sangamon Street in Chicago. Union West will consist of two, Class AA, Green Globes-Certified residential towers atop a three-story podium. The residential lobbies, 12,636 total square feet of ground floor retail and 255 structured parking spaces are housed within the podium, with a connected single-story retail building along West Madison Street. Its central location, one block from the Randolph Street corridor, provides unparalleled access to highly-valued neighborhood amenities including the City’s most popular and hippest restaurants, social clubs, art galleries, high-end retail boutiques, top-tier grocery shopping and convenient transit access to the Morgan CTA stop just two blocks away. Earning a Walk Score of 98, Union West boasts easy walking to the trendiest restaurants located in the West Loop.
“West Loop has the highest influx of high-wage jobs in the Chicago metropolitan area,” said Andrew Cretal, ZOM Living’s development executive for the project. “As our first project in Chicago, ZOM is excited to be part of this highly desirable market and Union West is well positioned to benefit from the market dynamics.” Greg West, President of the company, added, “ZOM is thrilled to be entering the Chicago market in what we feel is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the country.”
ZOM Living ▪ 2001 SUMMIT PARK DRIVE, SUITE 300 ▪ ORLANDO, FL 32810 ▪ TEL 407.644.6300 ▪ FAX 407.475.0894 ▪ www.zomliving.com
Residents will have the option of studio, convertible, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR and pent-house floor plans from 501 SF to 1,377 SF and averaging 737 square feet. Units will offer European style kitchens with quartz countertops, Italian style cabinetry, 9’ ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with roller shades, wide plank flooring, private terraces (select units) and a keyless entry system. Union West will also feature a best-in- class amenity package that includes both indoor and outdoor features spread throughout the Property.
Union West first units will be delivered in Q4 2019 with pre-leasing starting Q2 2019. ZRS Management, LLC will provide leasing and property management services. Construction financing was provided by Union Labor Life (ULLICO). Power Construction is the general contractor, BKL Architecture, LLC is the architectural firm for the project and R.D. Jones will provide interior design services.

Location: 933 West Washington Street, Near West Side

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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