Earlier this month, work began on erecting walls for Tapestry Station, 718 Main St., a 120-unit, five-story building slated to wrap up later this year.

“We’re well along into construction and we anticipate having construction completed by the end of the year, with tenants being able to move in January 2024,” said Charles Davidson, developer and operations project manager.

A rendering of the Tapestry Station project, which is expected to wrap up construction later this year. Credit: Summit Design+Build/City of Evanston

Tapestry Station, bordered by both the Metra and L trains, will feature studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, Davidson said.

The property, which sits at the former location of Vogue Fabrics, is set to have 12 affordable housing units, a rooftop deck and 3,750 square feet of ground floor retail space as well as 47 parking spots.

“The big draw for anybody who wants to live there is going to be the transportation,” said Katherine Gotsick, executive director for the Main-Dempster Mile district.

The walls are coming up for Tapestry Station, a 120-unit, five-story apartment building in the Fourth Ward. Credit: Tapestry Station

The project, approved by the City Council in 2021, will add vibrancy to the Main-Dempster Mile district, Davidson said.

Gotsick expects the new residents, retail spaces and construction to boost business and community activity in the area. During the summer, the area hosts the Main Street block parties, with the new project bringing Tapestry’s potential future residents into the fold.

“It’s definitely going to have more of a neighborhood feeling, less of a downtown feeling,” she said.

“We’re looking forward to it, we’re very positive on this project,” Gotsick said.

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Manan Bhavnani

Prior to joining the RoundTable, Manan Bhavnani covered business and technology for the International Business Times, with a focus on mergers, earnings and governance. He is a double Medill graduate, with...

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  1. 12 affordable housing units if there’s such a need for affordable housing why isn’t it all 201 units affordable!