Construction Update
Apartment Tower at North/Clybourn Tops Off

If you miss the days of gliding into the old Father and Son’s restaurant on North Avenue on a Friday night for an old school tomato pie and some wings, pretty soon you can re-live those memories while you actually-live in the same place.

September 2019 rendering of 633 West North Avenue (via FitzGerald Associates)
September 2019 rendering of 633 West North Avenue (via FitzGerald Associates)

633 West North Avenue has officially topped off, according to West Town’s FitzGerald Associates, which designed the building for White Oak Realty Partners in The Loop, CA Residential, and GID.

When complete next year, the 11-story building will feature 261 apartments over ground floor retail space, with 186 parking spaces.  That retail space is important, since this is adjacent to the North and Clybourn shopping district, which has demonstrated that the notion “if you build it, they will come” doesn’t just apply to cornfields in Iowa.

September 2019 rendering of 633 West North Avenue (via FitzGerald Associates)
September 2019 rendering of 633 West North Avenue (via FitzGerald Associates)

As for the inside of the building, the associates at FitzGerald describe it thusly:

633 West North Avenue is inspired by its neighborhood, Old Town, which is a hub for creative professionals and renowned for the performing arts. In designing 633, FitzGerald’s designers took all the arts into consideration when thinking of the details of the spaces in this building. The corridors bring in the literary arts and have a custom mural showcasing book bindings of some of the most famous authors. The public spaces are a mix of the theater and musical arts including caged light fixtures to echo the backstage of a theater building, wallcoverings that look like stacked amps and tie-dye inspired carpet tiles to bring in a nod to the heyday of the neighborhood. The jewel on this of the building is our penthouse amenity space. This space includes a private kitchen, expansive ceilings and an 18’ high fireplace place surrounded with sculpted tile and marble mantle.

Location: 633 West North Avenue, Old Town

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