Kenect Chicago


Akara Partners

Chicago, Illinois

179, 48 Units
14, 4 Stories
122 Parking Spaces
14,000 SF Retail/Commercial
274,000 GSF

Finalist, Multifamily Development of the Year, NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence

Situated at a prominent intersection along one of Chicago’s primary diagonal thoroughfares, this modern residential complex consists of a high-rise fronted by a triangular shaped low-rise. The first floor includes 14,000 sq. ft. of commercial space between the two sites and the tower includes garage parking designed to accommodate 122 vehicles and over 50 bicycles. A new pedestrian friendly street with corner retail at both ends bifurcates the site. The residential lobbies for the two buildings align mid-block to ease access to the shared amenities, which include a rooftop pool deck, two large interior amenity spaces, and a roof deck surrounded by plantings and vegetation. The fenestration includes a cleanly detailed rain screen system, natural-finish materials, a variety of modernist window configurations, and recessed balconies painted with a striking accent color. The west facing garage incorporates a vertical green wall to screen the views of the garage from the adjacent residential projects.
Green Globes Certification: Mid-rise (2), High-rise (1).
Aerial photography courtesy of

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