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Proposed Luxury Apartments Near The 606 In Bucktown Are Moving Forward

By Gwendolyn Purdom in News on May 12, 2016 2:53PM

Rendering of Centrum 606 via Centrum Partners

Developers got the thumbs up this week to move forward with a residential and retail complex along Milwaukee Avenue’s already booming Bucktown strip. Project developer Centrum Partners got the go-ahead with a building permit issued Monday, Curbed reports.

The proposed building, dubbed Centrum 606 by the developer for its proximity to The 606 trail, will feature 100 rental units, underground parking and a revamped Aldi market as its first floor retail tenant. Designed by Hirsch Associates, the expansive development will sit on a 59,000 square foot site and offer resident amenities like a pool, a gym and a roof deck that overlooks The 606. Two single-family residential lots have been set aside to serve as a buffer with the rest of the residential neighborhood to the east.

The building’s proximity to The 606 will be worked into its design as well, with part of the existing parking lot being decked over to expand the trail to include a seating area.
Centrum 606 is the latest high-end development to show up in the growing Wicker Park/Bucktown/Logan Square area. Whether its units will pull in rent prices as high as some of its neighbors is still unclear.

Logan Square and Bucktown are in the midst of a development boom, with the redevelopment of the nearby Mega Mall, and the transit-oriented Twin Towers development and the micro-apartments near California Avenue also in the works.