Milwaukee Corridor Gets Another Residential High Rise

Another new residential building is coming to the Milwaukee Avenue corridor.  740 North Aberdeen will have its official groundbreaking ceremony in Chicago’s River West neighborhood today.

Rendering of 740 North Aberdeen (Courtesy of Fifield)
Rendering of 740 North Aberdeen (Courtesy of Fifield)

The project from Fifield will bring 188 new apartments in an 11-story building to a triangle of land a block south of Chicago Avenue, and a block off of Milwaukee Avenue.

The building was designed down the street by FitzGerald Associates.  Its 12-story height is down one story from when we first told you about plans for this location in 2016.

The building will have an amenity deck on the third floor above the parking garage, and a party room on the top floor.  There is also a small dog run and public park in the acute eastern corner formed by North Aberdeen street and a public alley to the south.

740 is being promoted as a transit-oriented development.  According to city maps, this building will be just 285 feet from the CTA’s Chicago Avenue Blue Line station, and the 66 bus is only a few steps further.  Still, it is going to have 80 parking spaces, intended mostly for the residents.  The two-story parking garage will have a nice mural facing the Kennedy Expressway.

  • Address: 716-742 North Aberdeen
  • Address: 721-739 North Ogden Avenue
  • Developer: Aberdeen Owner LLC
  • For realsies: Fifield Cos.
  • Floors: 12
  • Height: 142 feet
  • Residences: 188
  • Retail space: 2,400 square feet
  • Automobile parking: 80 spaces
  • Garage access: via east-west alley on south side
  • Bicycle parking: 42 spaces

Location: 740 North Aberdeen Avenue, River West

Author: Editor

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