A new apartment tower block dubbed JeffJack will be opening in the booming West Loop area next spring. Topping off at 15 stories, construction crews poured the roof level this past Friday, and windows are beginning to climb the structure. Once a surface parking lot, we spoke with developer and architect Thomas Roszak yesterday to learn a bit more about the new glassy rental building coming to the corner of Jefferson and Jackson.
When completed, the building will include 190 apartments, 133 parking spaces and about 5,200 square feet of retail space. Located in a former industrial area, Roszak tells us that the building's split design is intended to merge the old with the new. The area is known for its brick and masonry buildings, but new glassy towers are beginning to pop up, and Roszak believes that this project fits right in the middle.
As far as amenities go, the LEED Silver building will feature the usual gym, spa, 24-hour doorman and social room, however, the development will also include a large 8,000 square foot landscaped "ecogarden" and dog run on the fourth floor. According to Roszak, the roof garden will act as a self-sustaining ecosystem with trees, native flora and storm water storage. The 15th floor will serve as an amenity level, and will feature a yoga studio, spa and gym.
No word yet on an exact completion date, however the construction crews have been making very quick work on the building for its spring 2015 opening. Rent prices for the are also yet to be determined, but Roszak tells us that the rental center will be opening in January.
·JeffJack [Official Website]
·JeffJack Making Quick Work Of 15 Story Apartment Tower [Curbed Chicago]
·West Loop Surface Lot Begins Transformation Into Tower Block [Curbed Chicago]