CHICAGO — The Pizzuti Cos., a private real estate development and management firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has broken ground on Coppia, a 19-story high-rise apartment tower in Chicago.
The 298-unit community will be located at 1101 Van Buren St., which is situated at the southern end of Aberdeen Street in the city’s West Loop district. Pizzuti expects to complete Coppia in 2024.
The property will sit across from a Target store and next to Chicago Transit Authority’s Racine Avenue Blue Line Station, as well as three blocks west of I-90. Future residents will be near Chicago’s Fulton Market District, the Greektown neighborhood and Illinois Medical District.
The name Coppia is Italian for “couple,” which Pizzuti says was inspired by the project having both a transit-oriented setting and the design of the façade, which features geometric figures split by contrasting glass patterns. The design-build team includes architect Goettsch Partners, general contractor Power Construction and property management firm Village Green.
The community will feature studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling glass and high-end finishes. Coppia will also include penthouses on the top levels, as well as ground-level retail space and contemporary art installations.
Coppia’s resort-style amenities will include a sun deck with swimming pool, outdoor bar, cabanas, private grilling stations, outdoor fireplace and firepits with lounge seating. A 2,200-square-foot game room will hold arcade games, an upscale golf simulator and shuffleboard.
Additional amenities on the main level will include a fitness center, clubroom, coworking space, dog park with dog spa, 24-hour concierge service and bike storage.
Founded in 1976, Pizzuti has offices in Chicago and Nashville, as well as Columbus. The firm has developed more than 60 million square feet in the past 47 years, including a 1.1 million-square-foot speculative industrial facility in West Jefferson, Ohio.