Tiny Number of Homes Coming to Chicago’s Restaurant Row

We don’t normally report on the smaller developments going up around town.  But this one is on a highly visible corner of restaurant row, so it’s worth mentioning.  More importantly, it’s going to ace a surface parking lot.

Sketch of 1123 West Randolph

Sketch of 1123 West Randolph

The new building designed by The Loop’s HKS will rise a mere 90 feet tall.  But it’s going to be at the corner of Randolph and May Streets, pretty much the trendiest neighborhood in Chicago right now. (Sorry, Bucktown.)

The nine, count ’em — nine, new homes include two one-bedroom units, and seven two-bedroom units ranging from 450 square feet to 1,319. They’ll share a 741-square-foot roof deck.

If 450 square feet sounds like a tiny place to live, the former John Hancock Center has even smaller pads.  It’s all about location.

The building appears to be going by the name 1123 West Randolph.

  • Address: 1121-1125 West Randolph Street
  • Address: 129-137 North May Street
  • Architecture firm: HKS
  • Zoning DX-3 → DX-5
  • Area: 3,250 square feet
  • Size: 16,265 square feet
  • RetIl space: 3,756 square feet 
  • Floor area ratio: 5.0
  • Roof height: 72 feet, four inches
  • Parapet height: 74 feet, eight inches
  • Maximum height: 90 feet
  • Length: 49 feet, 5 ½ inches
  • Width: 64 feet, eight inches
  • One bedroom units: two
  • Two bedroom units: seven
  • Automobile parking: none
  • Bicycle parking: nine spaces

Location: 1123 West Randolph Street, West Town

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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