Structural work is progressing or a new commercial development at 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside. BJB Partners is behind the new construction that is replacing an unused single-story restaurant venue, yielding a total of 15,000 square feet of new commercial space at the corner of Randolph & Michigan. The ground floor is set to include 5,300 square feet of retail space, divided into two or three commercial units based on demand.
The 74-foot-tall edifice has been designed by Lamar Johnson Collaborative. The contemporary-style structure will feature dark metal panels and tall window storefronts. Both the second and third floors will have two terraces each, complete with guardrails and providing stunning views of Grant Park and the surrounding cityscape. The third-floor terrace will cover 1,000 square feet, while the rooftop space will be even larger, catering to residents of Millennium Park Plaza.
The upper levels of the development are designed to accommodate office or additional retail space. The second floor will include a bridge connection to the adjacent Millennium Park Plaza. The site’s integration with the The Loop’s extensive transit network will also be a major draw for building tenants, with Routes 3, 6, 20, 26, 66, 143, 151, and 157 all available at the adjacent Randolph & Michigan intersection. The Metra is also highly accessible via its underground Millennium station at this same intersection, while all CTA L lines are within a 10-minute walk.
Power Construction is the general contractor for this project, which is expected to be completed and open by next year.