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WATER STREET LOFTS

Residential

KOO was asked to act as architect and designer for Water Street Lofts in Rockford, Illinois. Injecting new vitality into Rockford’s urban renewal program, this 53,000-square-foot mixed-use residential project fronts Rockford’s historic riverfront. It combines retail, housing and office in a very effective repurposing of space — with the city and developer working together to adapt an existing two-level parking structure to provide 22 housing units and 12,000 square feet of retail and office space. The design is anchored by a brick plinth — which shields the existing parking structure from view — topped with a series of townhomes. The office component forms a dramatic cantilever, creating a monumental canopy for the retail space.

LOCATION: Rockford, IL
SIZE AREA: 53,000 sq. ft. residential, 12,000 retail/office space

Water Street Lofts

312.235.0920
55 W. Wacker Dr.
Suite 600C
Chicago, IL 60601

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