LOCATION : Chicago
MARKET : Residential
AREA : University Village / Little Italy
Creating Community

X Chicago is a 99-unit seven story apartment building that provides a unique co-living environment and creates a sense of community for grad students in Chicago’s University Village.

Located just west of the Dan Ryan Expressway at 710 West 14th Street, "X" includes such high-end amenities as co-working space, modern fitness center, yoga room, communal kitchen, and expansive roof deck with grills and social spaces, dog run, and fire pit. The 79-foot-tall building also features rooftop photovoltaic panels and garage parking for 99 vehicles and 125 bicycles. Apartments feature 10-foot ceilings and generous natural light. There is an open two-level communal hub for relaxing, socializing, and studying. There are also adjacent private rooms and kitchen facilities.

In addition to targeting graduate students who want to live near campus, "X" is also aimed at young professionals. As such it provides a transition from university to urban life. While creating a community is paramount, there is also a renewed focus on wellbeing with indoor fitness centers and open, airy spaces such as outdoor decks.