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New Milwaukee Avenue Apartments Ready for Prime Time

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The new Kenect development will deliver 227 apartments by September

A new 227-unit rental development along Milwaukee Avenue in the bustling Fulton River District has recently welcomed its first tenants. Dubbed Kenect, the new combo 14-story and 4-story buildings stands over the busy Grand, Milwaukee, and Halsted intersection and is located just steps away from the Grand Blue Line station. Due to its location next to a transit hub, the development has taken advantage of the transit-oriented development ordinance to reduce the parking count. The development includes 97 parking spaces and roughly 15,000-square-feet of ground-level retail.

Construction on the project began early last year and the final deliveries are expected to come in September. The project comes from developers Akara Partners and CA Residential who tapped Pappageorge Haymes Partners for the design duties. The development replaces a series of shorter brick buildings, which many may remember for being painted over with a slate gray.

Units come in various floor plans ranging from studios to convertibles to one-, two-, and three-bedroom arrangements. Pricing will be close to new apartments coming online around the downtown area. Available studios start at $1,745 per month, while a two-bedroom unit will set one back $3,500 per month.