Chicago, Illinois

CMK Companies, Ltd.

261 Units
16, 10 Stories
95 Parking Spaces
8,210 SF Retail/Commercial
267,545 GSF


Darris Lee Harris Photography
Courtesy of CMK Companies

The development is sited on a corner parcel which was subdivided into two building sites at 51 East 14th St. and 1419 S. Wabash Ave. Working within the established zoning ordinance and building code, this subdivision allowed the overall volume, number of dwelling units and height to be maximized, while also providing an abundance of usable open park-like space at the third floor and roof. These open areas enabled implementation of an innovative blue roof system, eliminating the need for below ground stormwater retention. Frontage on two streets allowed for a variety of dwelling units beyond the foot print of the larger (north) building, to include a row of dwellings along Wabash Ave. The larger (north) building serves as the central energy plant for both, thus maximizing efficiency and usable area within it’s smaller (south) companion. The concrete buildings are elegantly articulated with an aluminum window wall system. Special features include floor-to-ceiling glass throughout, and recurring ‘dry river bed’ linking the 14th Street public walk and entrance lobby and third floor terrace.

Green Globes (2) Certified

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