LOGAN SQUARE — The lofts in the old Marshall Field’s warehouse at the border of Logan Square and Belmont Gardens are almost ready for residents.
Hubbard Street Group, the developer behind the project at 4000 W. Diversey Ave., is preparing for April move-ins, according to a news release.
The project, called “The Fields,” offers a total of 123 lofts, a mix of “junior” one-bedrooms apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 542 to 1,330 square feet.
“Junior” one bedrooms, which are studios with dividing walls, start at $1,495 per month, according to the release. One-bedroom apartments start at $1,795 per month and two-bedroom apartments start at $2,395 per month, the release said.
Hubbard Street Group worked with architectural firm Hirsch MPG and design firm Harken Interiors to bring the lofts to life.
The modern apartments feature high-end finishes, contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. They’re also outfitted with original details like 24-inch-round columns, 14-to-17-foot tall ceilings and steel-frame windows.
The Marshall Field’s signature shade of green and old signs were incorporated into the design as a nod to the building’s past.
Marshall Field’s called the warehouse home from 1964 to 2004. The building was previously home to Olson Rug & Carpet from 1928 to 1963.
In the redeveloped building, residents will have access to a co-working space, a fitness center, a yoga and meditation studio and a cafe/lounge with a “chef’s-grade” kitchen, according to the release.
The lofts only take up 144,000 square feet of space in the 1.5 million-square-foot warehouse building.
Developer Paul Fishbein, of 4K Diversey Partners, has ushered in grocer Cermak Fresh Market and other retailers into the building since the project was first announced in 2015.
In the summer of 2017, Fishbein told DNAinfo he was scrapping his original plan, which called for 84 live/work apartments, and looking to build 125 small apartments instead.
That sparked outcry from some neighbors who argued tiny units won’t cater to the many families who need housing in gentrifying Logan Square and the surrounding communities. Youth leaders even led a protest.
Despite community opposition, the project was approved by city planners later that summer.
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