Structured Development has received full planning permission for the final tower of The Shops at Big Deahl, a multi-phase mixed-use development. The three-building, 487-unit community is centered around a new public park on the larger site which is bounded by W. Blackhawk, N. Dayton and N. Kingsbury streets. The phased plan has already produced the new structure at 1460 N. Dayton Street which houses a climbing gym. Located at 1475 N. Kingsbury St, the planned 27-story tower has already received foundation permit and a tower crane permit.
With a master plan from GREC Architects, the new tower will be designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, according to permit filings. The building is expected to rise 299 feet, offering 327 rental apartments at market price. On the ground floor, the building will face the intersection with retail space, while space for 142 cars will be included in the building.
Structured Development is meeting its need for 20% affordable housing in part through The Seng, a condominium for sale adjacent to the site, while supporting Fain’s Development with its Harrison Row townhouses in East Garfield Park, producing 40 affordable townhouses for sale. .
Seng Park, named after The Seng Company, a furniture manufacturing company whose facilities occupied the site, will be fully landscaped and provide community gardens, a dog park and a playground. Seng Park will also provide a link to the Wild Mile, a recently revitalized stretch of the North Branch Canal, supporting the work and play lifestyle sought by today’s city dwellers.
Once the full building permit has been issued, the general contractor Power Construction can proceed with the work to completion. Delivery of the final tower is scheduled for fall 2023, which stood just above the ground floor when Urbanize tour the construction site in June.