Excavation work has begun on the site of a six-story mixed-use building at 61 W Erie Street. Photos show construction equipment on site in preparation for the new structure in River North. The developer, LG Developer Group, has planned retail on the ground floor with 28 apartments above.
According to permits issued this past September, seven of the residences will be smaller efficiency/studio units. LG has advertised the other 21 dwellings as live-work, allowing for each unit layout to accommodate both residential and office space for the tenant.
Renderings by Jonathan Splitt Architects show a rooftop enclosure and terrace on the sixth floor. The exterior features a light-masonry facade with black metal finishes lining the window. The rooftop enclosure also contains wooden siding and a metal overhanging top.
A previous article by YIMBY mentioned that the Zoning Board of Appeals had passed three changes intended to reduce required parking, required outdoor space, and the setback distance from the property line.
Bus availability in the immediate area consists of several options, including the 22 bus, which has a northbound stop at Dearborn & Huron and a southbound stop at N Clark Street. Additional bus access within a five-minute walking radius consists of Route 66 to the north, Routes 36, 65, and 125 to the southeast, and Route 37 to the southwest.
The nearest CTA L Red Line access is Grand station, located a six-minute walk southeast. The Brown and Purple lines can be found at Chicago station, located an eight-minute walk northwest.
Notable points of interest within walking distance include Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile located seven minutes east, Washington Square Park located eight minutes north, and the river and accompanying Riverwalk located 10 minutes south.
Sibling company LG Construction Group is serving as the general contractor for the project, expected to wrap up by the end of 2021.