Steel beam installation is wrapping up for a three-story commercial building at 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside. This mixed-use development will be a direct expansion of the Millennium Park Plaza apartment building located adjacently north. The 74-foot-tall structure, developed by BJB Partners, will activate a previously under-utilized corner at Michigan & Randolph that was a single-story restaurant venue.
Programming will comprise of a total of 15,000 square feet of commercial space. The ground-floor portion is earmarked for 5,300 square feet of retail space, while the upper two floors are versatile spaces, able to accommodate either office or additional retail space.
Lamar Johnson Collaborative is the architect behind the design. The modern facade will be characterized by dark metal panels and a glass curtain wall facade. The building will be equipped two terraces, each on the second and third floors.
Though no new parking will be provided, the centrally located property has access to extensive public transit options. The nearby Michigan & Randolph intersection has bus stops for Routes 3, 6, 20, 26, 66, 143, 151, and 157. Millennium Station, for Metra access, is beneath this intersection, and the CTA L lines are a five-minute walk away.
Power Construction is serving as general contractor for the project, which is expected to open by 2024.