As concrete and steel continue to rise, the podium is now taking shape for a planned 73-story residential tower known as 1000M, located at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. At a revised height of 788 feet, the skyscraper is currently one of Chicago’s tallest active construction projects, helping to expand city’s skyline further south. After a 20-month stall, developer trio JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals have updated their condominium plans to 738 rental units, ranging in size from studios up through three-bedrooms.
The residences will be segmented into four tiers, A through D, with A-tiered units toward the bottom. The D-tiered units will include the penthouse apartments, which will span up to 3,000 square feet. There will also be 23 on-site affordable units, consisting of 11 studios, six one-bedrooms, five two-bedrooms, and one three-bedroom unit.
Amenities will encompass 75,000 square feet across various indoor and outdoor areas throughout the building. Such amenities include but are not limited to an outdoor pool deck, a golf simulator, and a 73rd-floor bar and lounge. Parking will provide a total 325 off-street spaces, available by a porte cochere behind the tower.
The late Helmut Jahn and his firm Jahn are behind the design. Most recent renderings depict a glass curtain wall facade wrapped around a cylindrical massing that tapers outward as it rises. On the north and south will be columns of recessed balconies, while the parapet will be pointed to further accentuate its crown.
Bus transit will offer residents stops for Routes 1, 3, 4, 12, 18, 29, 62, 146, and 192 all within a five-minute walking radius. A five-minute walk southwest is Roosevelt station, with L service for the Green, Orange, and Red Lines. Metra service, meanwhile, can be found at the Museum Campus/11th St. Station via a four-minute walk southeast.
With McHugh Construction as the general contractor, a completion date is anticipated for 2024.