220 North Ada

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The 29-story residential building will offer 308 rental apartments and over 12,300 square feet of ground-floor retail.

Rising 314 feet, 220 N Ada St. will be positioned on a 27,244-square-foot parcel at the corner of West Fulton and North Ada streets, replacing a one-story warehouse building. Demolition is scheduled for February, with a groundbreaking in March.

Designed by SOM as architect-of-record, the property features a façade comprised of dark grey metal projections extending vertically and horizontally with expansive floor-to-floor windows throughout. The residential units located on floors 5-28 will be positioned atop a three-story podium and fourth-floor indoor and outdoor resident amenity space. The podium, which will house a lobby, retail, and parking, fronts North Ada and West Fulton streets and is divided into two masses, with the portion under the residential portion replicating the building’s gridded glass and metal façade. The second half of the podium is wrapped in black brick with large openings for storefront windows on the ground floor and the terrace on the rooftop. 

220 N. Ada St. is sustainably designed and will exceed local energy codes, reduce water use, include EV charging stations, provide additional EV-charging readiness, and dedicate a significant area for green roofs and working landscapes. The team has also committed to ensuring 80% construction waste diversion. 

Construction on the project will begin in March and is expected to be delivered in early 2026.


Shapack Partners


Chicago, Illinois




  • Architect: SOM