With the elevator core now reaching full height, BJB Partners is making steady progress on the construction of the new mixed-use development at 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside. The development replaces a former single-story restaurant venue and will house a total of 15,000 square feet of commercial space. The ground floor will feature 5,300 square feet of retail space, which will be split into two or three commercial units, depending on demand.
Strategically located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, the Lamar Johnson Collaborative-designed building will stand 74 feet tall, featuring a contemporary-style design with dark metal panels and tall window storefronts. The second and third floors will feature two terraces each, equipped with guardrails and offering picturesque views of Grant Park and the surrounding cityscape. The third-floor terrace will span 1,000 square feet, while the rooftop space will be even more substantial, expected to serve residents of Millennium Park Plaza.
The upper floors of the development will accommodate either office or additional retail space, with the second level featuring a bridge connection to the adjacent Millennium Park Plaza. The convenient location of the development within Downtown’s transit network ensures easy access to Routes 3, 6, 20, 26, 66, 143, 151, and 157 along Michigan and Randolph. The Metro can be accessed conveniently from Millennium station, while the CTA L lines are within a five-minute walk.
Power Construction is serving as general contractor for the project, which is expected to open by next year.