Circa 922 is located within Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood, near Randolph Street’s dining and commercial corridor, which features some of the best dining and shopping in the city. The development consists of the 45 existing loft apartments within the 123 N. Sangamon Avenue building combined with the 104 new luxury apartments within the 11-story 922 W. Washington Boulevard development. Together, the 149 unit luxury apartment development, known as Circa 922, shares access and amenities through the ground-floor physical connection of the two buildings with various architectural links throughout the facade. Additionally, a secure, covered parking garage for the entire Circa 922 development is included in the 922 W. Washington Boulevard building.
Overall, the development provides a unique mix of luxury apartments ranging from large loft units with exposed architectural precast and concrete columns to more contemporary luxury apartments varying in size from studios to three-bedroom units. The variety of unit types and amenities caters to both the young professionals who have inundated the neighborhood and the empty nesters who want the downtown Chicago experience along with the eclectic entertainment and dining offerings only found in the West Loop neighborhood.
Control the Risk of Innovation
As rising materials costs made pour-in-place concrete too expensive for this project, we vetted the girder slab system for Circa 922’s construction. We were the first to utilize this system in the Chicagoland area, and girder slab construction provided all the benefits of concrete along with the ability to build more economically. The resulting savings—over $1 million in total—were reinvested into the property. In addition, to give tenants more choice and build greater value into the project, we connected Circa 922 to the existing loft at 123 N. Sangamon.