After acquiring a vacant and outdated office building in the vibrant Logan Square neighborhood, PMC Property Group partnered with Gensler to transform it into a modern, amenity-rich residential building with ample outdoor and retail space. The redesign uplifts the exterior and lobby spaces, creates 13,000 square feet of street-level retail, and adds a 7,000 square-foot rooftop penthouse space.
In collaboration with an exterior facade contractor, the 24-story tower was fully reclad in glass and aluminum to refresh its appearance. The converted building’s retail space serves as a valuable amenity for the eight floors of office space above and also provides a prime opportunity for an office tenant to create a street-level presence. A continuous balcony wraps the ninth floor, visually marking a shift from office space to its residences, which feature an array of tenant-shared amenities and private balconies. Franklin Tower’s new two-story rooftop penthouse provides a fitness center, a kitchen, and a lounge with a fireplace, offering an amenity-rich experience.