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Four-story addition cleared for Uptown’s Pensacola Place

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Another 132 units will join the existing postmodern structure on Montrose Avenue

Brininstool + Lynch

Stanley Tigerman’s Pensacola Place is about to get a major addition. Despite being approved by the Chicago Plan Commission back in November of 2015, a permit was just issued this week to allow for the construction of a four-story addition to the Uptown building. The addition will be built atop the complex’s existing retail and amenity podium and will eventually deliver another 132 units to the development.

Despite Pensacola Place being one of the first true postmodern buildings constructed in Chicago, the new units will feature contemporary finishes. In April 2015, developer Waterton Associates purchased the complex for $66 million and announced intentions to update the building.

Architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch, a group which has worked on numerous rental projects during this development cycle, was tapped to design the new addition and apartment refresh. The podium addition will be aligned to the edges of the structure allowing for an interior courtyard at the existing roof level. The design of the renovations as well as the addition is being led by Brininstool+Lynch.

The development, officially titled The Montrose, has been undergoing aesthetic updates to existing units in recent months. More images of the overhauled development can be seen on The Montrose’s website.