Construction Continues as Summit Tops Out Steel at 1201 N. Clark

General contractor, Summit Design + Build, recently topped out steel for the vertical addition at 1201 N. Clark, an adaptive reuse project in Chicago’s Gold Coast. The existing four-story mixed-use commercial building is undergoing a major renovation and conversion that will transform the office space on the second through fourth floors into luxury apartments and add a five-story vertical addition with four floors of apartments and a ninth floor penthouse and community roof deck.

Once complete, the nine-story, 90,000 square foot mixed-use building will feature 98 high-end apartments ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. The building will also maintain its 10,000 square feet of first floor retail space which is partially occupied by Dunkin Donuts and Sprint. Given the project’s close proximity to public transit, just steps from the Clark and Division red line, it is being marketed as a transit oriented development and will not offer parking for tenants.

1201 N. Clark will join the supply of over 6,000 apartments added in the Gold Coast over the last three years and will offer high-end features and amenities for tenants including:

  • In unit washer and dryer

  • Bike room

  • Canine turf mounds

  • First floor lobby with a café

  • Conference room and meeting space

  • Fitness center with yoga room

  • Community spaces including a rooftop TV lounge

  • 2,700 square foot outdoor patio with pavers, fire pits, grills, and herb garden

East and West facing units on floors five through eight will also feature private balconies. Construction will continue this fall with the installation of the exterior fiber cement board skin for the vertical addition and the build-out of units starting on floors two through four.

Hartshorne Plunkard Architects (HPA) is serving as the project architect for 1201 N. Clark. Construction of 1201 N. Clark is scheduled to be complete by spring of 2020.