City Hyde Park reimagines the urban apartment building, bringing new options for living, recreation, and leisure to its full-block site—formerly a strip mall and under-used parking lot. Located at a busy commercial intersection near Lake Michigan and adjacent to a commuter rail stop, it is designed as a pedestrian-friendly hub that has a positive impact on its neighborhood.
TYPE: Commercial › Supermarket
Residential › Multi Unit Housing
SIZE: 300,000 sqft – 500,000 sqft
Photographs: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing and Tom Harris Photography
Featuring indoor and outdoor amenities, the residential tower rises from the plinth, which supports an expansive green roof and is anchored by a grocery store. At street level, wider, improved sidewalks complement the building’s retail arcade and lobbies, contributing to a dynamic, walkable community scene.
The tower’s facade emphasizes its structure with a playful array of stacked concrete panels forming columns, bays, sunshades, and balconies, offering multiple opportunities for residents to socialize, enjoy the outdoors, and connect to the surrounding neighborhood and city.