Facade work is now taking shape for a new three-story commercial structure at 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside. Led by BJB Partners, the 74-foot-tall project will replace a former single-story restaurant with 15,000 square feet of new commercial space.
Designed by the Lamar Johnson Collaborative, the building features dark metal paneling, now seen on the back side of the structure, and large curtain wall windows. The second and third floors come with terraces that will be equipped with glass and metal railings. At the top, a larger rooftop deck will serve residents of the adjacent Millennium Park Plaza apartments, connected by a bridge.
Inside, the ground level is planned to have 5,300 square feet retail space that could accommodate two or three commercial units, depending on demand. The upper floors are designed for flexible use, either as additional retail or office space.
As for transportation, the development is situated near multiple bus routes—3, 6, 20, 26, 66, 143, 151, and 157—that run through the adjacent Michigan and Randolph intersection. Additionally, Millennium Station and all the CTA L lines are within close walking distance.
Power Construction, the general contractor for the project, is progressing towards a targeted completion date next year.