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171 North Aberdeen is a mixed-use 11-story building with ground-floor retail space, 40,000 square feet of office space, 75 apartments, and a parking garage. Construction began in May of 2016 and occupancy is expected in the fall of 2017.
The retail space, spanning approximately 15,000 square feet, has 228 feet of frontage on Aberdeen and 126 feet of frontage on Lake St.
The project team includes MCZ Development as the developer, Hartshorne Plunkard as the architecture firm, and Novak Construction as the general contractor.
Studio to 2-bedroom apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows and occupy the upper floors of the building. Most of the units have either a private balcony or terrace.
Floor plans and details of the apartment finishes are not yet publicly available.
Views. North, south and East-facing apartments will enjoy striking skyline views since the surrounding development doesn’t rise above 4- or 5-stories in height. A proposed 18-story tower across the street at 166 N Aberdeen, also by MCZ, will constrain the views to the west.
Amenities, services, policies
The Aberdeen will have a sprawling rooftop deck with an outdoor fireplace, grilling area and dog run. The deck has an adjacent fitness center and lounge.
The above video gives you an excellent look at the location and the building’s amenities.
171 North Aberdeen will have a security entry system but will not have full-time door staff. Heated garage parking will be available on-site. The building will be pet-free, subject to limits.
171 North Aberdeen has an attractive West Loop location close to public transit, bars, restaurants, Google’s Chicago offices and McDonald’s new corporate headquarters.
Shopping. Residents at 171 North Aberdeen have a variety of grocery shopping options within about a half-mile.
The Mariano’s a half-mile to the east has been generating a lot of positive buzz and drawing crowds to a large selection of prepared foods and craft beers. Target, Jewel-Osco and Whole Foods also have locations nearby.
Dining, nightlife. The West Loop is an indescribably-rich dining and nightlife venue. The thriving Randolph Street restaurant corridor is a half-block south, Fulton Market is a block north, and Greektown is a few blocks east.
Residents at 171 North Aberdeen won’t need to venture far from home to hang out at Federales or Shake Shack.
Parks, recreation. The location has limited access to public parks and recreational opportunities.
The more than 7-acre Skinner Park, two blocks from the property, has a children’s playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer and hosts popular events including Movies in the Parks.
Mary Bartelme Park, a few blocks east, is a neighborhood favorite for kids and dogs.
Hockey players will enjoy the close proximity to Johnny’s IceHouse East, a few blocks southwest on Madison St.
Transportation. Public transportation is easily accessible. 171 North Aberdeen is a short walk from the CTA Pink and Green Line stop at Morgan.
The Racine Blue Line stop reaches O’Hare airport in about 50 minutes.
171 North Aberdeen has decent access to the city’s expressway grid. Taxi service is readily available. DIVVY bikes and Zipcar locations are nearby.
Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings. The trade-off is that the condo buildings generally have fewer amenities and finishes that don’t compare well with the managed buildings.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive West Loop apartment guide.