7-Story, 120-Unit Development in Chicago’s East Lakeview Neighborhood
Construction commenced on the mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago‘s East Lakeview neighborhood. Located across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field, the transit-oriented development replaces a single-story structure whose tenants included Ace Hardware, which is expected to fill a portion of the 13,000 square feet of retail space that will be located on the lower level of the new building.
Designed by Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects, 949 W. Dakin will include 108 one-bedroom/one-bath and 12 two-bedroom/two-bath units, with floor plans ranging from 620-1,040 square feet and rents starting at approximately $1,900 per month. Residences will feature 9-foot, 4-inch ceilings with exposed structural elements; modern kitchens with stone countertops and stainless steel appliances; full-size washer and dryer; and walk-in closets.
Outdoors, the building’s rooftop deck offers views of Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field, with grilling stations, outdoor dining tables, separate lounge chairs, a TV viewing area and several fire pits.
Indoor amenities include a large ground-floor lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows, several gathering areas with couches and chairs, and long tables that can be used for casual meetings. Residents will also be able to sip coffee at a counter overlooking the street or check the train status on a CTA transit video monitor. Other first-floor amenities include a private club room with a bar/kitchen, fitness center and heated bike room. A coffee shop, the Lakeview Ace Hardware and two additional retail spaces ranging from 1,300 to 2,200 square feet will also be located at street level.