A transit-oriented, mixed-income residential development just steps from the refurbished Wilson Street L station on the northside of Chicago.
Once home to luxury apartment towers and art deco theaters, the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago has gone through many economic and demographic changes over the past century. Although it is one of the densest and most ethnically diverse areas in Chicago, it was underdeveloped for many years.
Seeing opportunity in the proximity to the lakefront and the easy access to transit, CRG engaged Lamar Johnson Collaborative to transform the site of a long-abandoned fast food restaurant into a new multi-family apartment building. The project, containing 149 apartments within 12 floors, includes double the required number of affordable units on-site, along with a mix of shared amenity spaces and ground-floor retail.
During the design and construction process, the design and development team engaged the community, partnering with the local alderman and chamber of commerce to help benefit the growth of the Uptown neighborhood. This level of investment in the community, along with the contemporary design, helps make Upshore Chapter a good neighbor.