1122 WEST CHICAGO
Lipe Property Company
39 Parking Spaces
Located on a wedge-shaped parcel at the northwest corner of Chicago and Milwaukee Avenues, this transit-oriented development offers 97 residential apartment units and retail space on the ground level. The modern facades includes a combination of aluminum windows, panelized siding with varying colors, and vertical bands with saturated accent colors.
To provide some relief, the base is inset and uses a darker color to provide the appearance of a two-story tall base. This treatment transitions to a vertical recess on the two primary facades to break down the massing into smaller elements. The corner is recessed in two places to provide additional articulation and allows for Juliette balconies for two of the corner units.
The project entry is located along Chicago Avenue, generously set back from the curb with an overhead awning to increase visibility from the transit located at the corner and provides a comfortable space for meeting or waiting.