Photo Credit: ONNI Group
Photo Credit: ONNI Group

Old Town Park Tower Two

Old Town Park Tower Two is the second of three high-rise luxury residential towers, which are part of the ONNI Group’s multi-phased plan to redevelop the Atrium Village housing complex in the Old Town neighborhood located within Chicago’s Near Northside. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, Tower Two is 465,510 SF, 426 feet tall with 39 stories, and has 428 apartment units. These modern and stylish homes feature thoughtful floorplans, condo-level finishes, expansive city views, as well as unparalleled amenities and innovative services. Amenities include automated package lockers by Amazon Hub, a dog spa and an outdoor heated dog run, and electric car chargers.

Our team of civil engineers at Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) are proactive problem solvers who did not sit back and wait for something to happen at this project site; instead, we provided and found site solutions for the detention and drainage design to make sure there will be no issues for future developments.

EEA completed civil engineering on Tower One before starting work on Tower Two. Working with the design team during this seamless transition from Tower One to Tower Two, EEA coordinated the storm water management for the development, the utility service connections, and overall grading and drainage for the project. Tower Two is designed to allow the future Tower Three (which is immediately adjacent to Tower Two) to be built. EEA designed a public park immediately adjacent to the development which ties together each phase of the development Towers One, Two, and Three, and the existing building. In addition, stormwater management for Towers Two and Three and the park were designed as part of the Tower Two project.

EEA provided stormwater detention planning for a combined system that houses the detention requirements for both Phase 2 and Phase 3. Our firm has provided the water connection into Hill Street, ensuring there were adequate water flow and pressure for both phases and provided a separate Sanitary sewer connection into Hill Street. EEA also completed a study of the existing adjacent sidewalks for ADA compliance according to the city’s requirements for receiving ramps in Wells, Elm, and Hill Streets. EEA also added ADA crossings to the north for Phase 1 to access the shared park and designed patios for townhomes-style residences for Phase 2.

Additionally, our firm reconstructed the pool deck as well as redesigned and expanded the parking lot for the existing nine-story building, all while adding drop-off access for the daycare center.
The project also called for new landscaping as well as the preservation and renovation of an existing nine-story building from the 1970s-era Atrium Village complex.

Scope of work icon Scope of work ADA Compliance, Grading, Detention, Drainage, Parking Lot, Sidewalks, Storm Water Management, Utilities
Owner icon Owner ONNI Group
Architect icon Architect Hitchock Design Group (Landscape)
Construction Manager icon Construction Manager Onni Contracting