Chicago, Illinois, United States
Lendlease, along with co-developer The John Buck Company and partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, developed Porte, a two-tower luxury mixed-use development in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
The development occupies a full-block site, formerly home to skin care manufacturer H2O Plus, bordered by Madison Street to the north, Monroe Street to the south, Peoria Street to the west and Green Street to the east.
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- Lendlease, The John Buck Company and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation
- Chicago, Illinois, United States
- 720,000 square feet
- Development, Construction
- GREC Architects
Porte includes 586 residences 319 in the north tower and 254 in the south with a blend of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Also included in the unit mix are 13 rental townhomes with private entrances along Peoria and Monroe streets. The 17-story towers and townhomes are connected by a two-story podium that includes 10,000 square feet of retail space and 278 parking spaces, 45% of are available for public use.
Drawing inspiration from surrounding architecture in the West Loop and nearby Fulton Market District, the design includes a stepped, three-tier façade that transitions from masonry at street level to glass on the upper floors a design intended to maintain the character of the existing streetscape. While the project consists entirely of new construction, a number of mosaic murals by Spanish artist Carlos Vega that adorned the façade of the H2O facility were preserved and donated to nearby Skinner Park.
Residents of Porte are steps from Randolph Street's famed restaurant row, numerous shops throughout the West Loop and public amenities including Mary Bartelme Park. The development provides convenient access to the Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways, as well as Ogilvie Transportation Center, Union Station and several CTA bus and rail lines.
The project received LEED-NC Gold certification.