17 condos coming to Hubbard and Racine

Condo development at 1162 W Hubbard St, Near West Side

I noticed this four-story building under construction while walking home from the Yo office last week. At the time, I tried asking one of the construction workers what type of homes they were building. Had I asked in Polish, I might have gotten an answer, but all I got was a smile and a shrug.

So this morning, I called developer Thomas McNamara, whose phone number is on the building permit. McNamara says he’s building 17 condos at 1162 W Hubbard St, which is on the northeast corner of Hubbard and Racine.

Marketing of the condos doesn’t appear to have started yet, and McNamara didn’t have any pricing information available when I spoke with him this morning, but he says that three homes have been sold already. The building will include one- to three-bedroom condos, and McNamara says the development will have garage parking and a roof deck.

Like The Avenue on Grand, which I wrote about yesterday, this development is outside the boundaries of any clearly-defined neighborhood. It’s just across the tracks from Fulton Market and the West Loop, and it’s not far from West Town and River West, but it isn’t actually located in any of those ‘hoods.

Nevertheless, there’s plenty to walk to from there: Just across the street there’s a Sicilian restaurant called Mart Anthony’s, and it’s just a block away from Italian stretch of Grand Avenue, which I’ve profiled here.

Mart Anthony's restaurant, Near West Side Hubbard Street murals on Chicago's Near West Side

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