There's been a great fuss over the surface parking lot at Jackson & Jefferson for the past year, and so we're relieved that an apartment block rendering is taking prospects for the site beyond chit-chat. The Chicago Architecture Blog landed the intel surrounding 601 W Jackson: a 15-story, 198-unit "infill" developed by JeffJack Investments (it's unclear wether Dan Moceri is still rolled into the venture) and designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture. There's no denying the project's aesthetic variety: a contextual white block meets a transparent glass house with neon green vertical bands. It all winds up a pretty good fit with the sturdy massing of neighboring warehouse loft conversions. The Chicago Architecture Blog reports no firm findings on financing or a start date, but they do carry supporting sketches and site plans.
·Another Residential Block to Replace a Surface Parking Lot [CAB]
·Two Developers Look to Build 438 Downtown Rental Units [Curbed Chicago]
·Scratch That Apartment Plan for 601 W Jackson [Curbed Chicago]