Vista Property Group is seeking approval for a new office building at 609 W. Randolph Street in Chicago’s West Loop. Designed by Antunovich Associates, the project would see a new 15-story office tower rise next to and incorporate an existing structure at 601 W. Randolph Street.
Rising to four stories, the existing loft building at 601 W. Randolph Street was constructed in the 1890s. The design for the new, contemporary structure will mimic the neighborhood vernacular with a brick and blackened glass façade.
According to Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd), the building design “has been revised to fit within the overall neighborhood context and to preserve the existing building at 601 West Randolph.”
These alterations include a nearly 30-foot height reduction, creation of a setback for the new office tower and elimination of on-site parking to take advantage of the site’s transit-oriented nature. The infill development is designed to incorporate sustainable practices consistent with WELL Building development and LEED building registration.
As the project is seeking a floor area ratio bonus, the developers will allocate more than $1 million to the city’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund and Local Impact Fund. The planned development now heads to the Chicago Plan Commission, Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards and the City Council.