Focus acted as the General Contractor on Atrio Apartment, at 1926 West Harrison. Located in the heart of the Medical District, the Marquette owned development includes a full renovation of an existing 18-story apartment building with 272 units. The site offers easy access to the CTA Blue Line and is a short distance from Chicago’s loop.
The Brininstool & Lynch designed renovation totaled over 249,000 GSF and offers an unparalleled set of amenities and city views in all directions. The 19th floor roof deck includes seating areas, grilling stations and a fire pit with unobstructed view to the East of the Chicago skyline. The 19th floor interior lounge features seating and a full kitchen for entertaining. The 1st floor amenity spaces includes a fitness area, community kitchen, private workstations and meeting areas. The project also includes a large surface lot for residential parking.
1926 West Harrison was originally built in the early 1960s and is a unique combination of exterior pre-cast columns and interior poured in place floors and columns. As part of the renovation, portions of the exterior pre-cast were removed and replaced with new floor to ceiling windows. Additionally, the existing elevators were replaced. In order to make the 19th floor amenity possible, the Focus construction team extended an existing elevator core by installing structural steel in and around the top of the current elevator shaft, cutting the ceiling and roof slab for the new taller elevator shaft and car mechanism to be added.
The Atrio Apartments project builds on the value add trend of substantial development and the current revitalization of the Medical District neighborhood in Chicago. Now that the renovation is completed, the intersection of Harrison Street and Ogden Avenue offers an upgraded residential option to support the renovated Cook County Hospital and those who live and work in the Medical District neighborhood.