Cassidy On Canal Ranks Fifth Place in Year-End Construction Countdown

Cassidy on CanalCassidy on Canal. Rendering by SCB

Located at 350 N Canal Street in the Fulton River District, the ‘Cassidy on Canal’ is a 33-story high rise developed by The Habitat Company and Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC. At fifth place in our year-end construction countdown, this mixed-use structure stands at 355 feet and is currently in the final stages of its facade installation.Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

The building comprises 1,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 343 residential units above, ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Some units include private balconies. The fifth floor offers amenities such as a pool deck, spa, fitness center, conference area, and pet area. For parking, there is a garage with space for 123 vehicles and a bicycle storage area for 185 bikes.

Cassidy on Canal.

Cassidy on Canal. Rendering by SCB

344 N Canal Street

Cassidy on Canal. Rendering by SCB

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Solomon Cordwell Buenz’s design for the building features floor-to-ceiling windows, bronze metal cladding, and brick cladding. It will also incorporates bricks from the demolished Cassidy Tire Building.

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

In terms of public transportation, the project site is accessible via CTA bus routes 12, 37, 56, and 65. The nearby Clinton station provides access to the Green and Pink CTA lines. Additionally, the Ogilvie Transportation Center is an 11-minute walk away.

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Cassidy on Canal. Photo by Jack Crawford

Construction of the $139 million building, managed by McHugh Construction, began in fall 2022. The first 20 floors are expected to open in February 2024, with the remaining floors to follow in early spring.

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13 Comments on "Cassidy On Canal Ranks Fifth Place in Year-End Construction Countdown"

  1. Big bait and switch on that garage facade.

  2. Bobby Siemiaszko | December 27, 2023 at 4:10 pm | Reply

    Just for comparison, NYC #31 is 420 feet. This would barely make their top 50. When people say things are still going great in Chicago, let’s just remember that stat.

    • Can you explain why you’re comparing NYC to Chicago? I’m not sure what led you to make this comparison, so please provide some statistics.

    • Oh no… Chicago doesn’t have two stock markets or a direct connection to international waters with room for cruise ships and large ports. Chicago doesn’t have a population of 9 million, almost a difference of 5.8 million. (double Chicago’s population) Their metro population is DOUBLE Chicago’s.

      NO KIDDING, their development outpaces Chicago. Chicago will never be on the same playing field as NYC, never. I don’t get these stupid internal competitions to be the better city. Tall cities mean jack for livability and quality of life, unless taller means being able to stack more housing on underutilized land. In that case, increasing average density consistently everywhere still does tons more than skinny d*ck pencil towers reserved only for the world’s richest.

      Make Chicago better by expanding the urban tree canopy, building out our bloodlines of transit, making LSD no longer a car sewer, and getting the South and West Sides to look like the neighborhoods they once were.

      Clunky skyscrapers won’t accomplish any of those things.

      • Toronto is around the same size as Chicago and is building wayyy more and higher than Chicago.

        Houston is also outbuilding Chicago. Most cities are actually. Miami too.

        • As a data analyst, I love numbers. Can you provide me with those details?

          • As someone who goes to Houston quite frequently, I can assure you they are not outbuilding Chicago, and, even if they were, they’re about 50 years behind.

        • Bobby Siemiaszko | December 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm | Reply

          Exactly. Obviously, NYC is its own world. But, Chicago used to be the number 2 city no comparison. If you aren’t building, you are dying. Chicago is building, very slowly. The height does matter. It’s not just about height, it’s about the amount of buildings being built. For our #5 to not even be taller than NYC’s #31 really says something. Look at Miami building more, Dallas etc. In Fact a news article released today shows Dallas now has more financial workers than Chicago! There was a time Chicago had over 3.6 million residents and Chicago had under 8 million making their population about double ours. Now, we have less than 2.7 million people and they have more than triple our population. Illinois has lost population for 10 straight years! We have another mayor who really doesn’t care about growing Chicago or its business community, instead he has been hurting small businesses like restaurants with his new policies. Chicago should be gaining population every year and should have over 5 million people at this point if we were growing since the 50’s instead of losing a million people in the last 70 years.

          • Mayor Johnson literally just set up a committee to streamline and simplify Chicago’s permitting process to make it faster to break ground. I’m no Johnson Stan, but I think this post is a little alarmist. The sky is not falling on Chicago. Dallas still sucks, and Miami still doesn’t have any public transit — it’s all giant (albeit pretty) towers on parking podiums. I want Chicago to pick up the pace, too, but height does not directly equate to urban vibe.

          • Until Chicago elects moderate politicians with a focus toward urban development, it will fall behind. The further left the government official, the less overall good they achieve.

      • Completely agree, although I do see why people tend to compare the two (mostly those who never visit both cities). Chicago is nothing like New York, nor it should be – two different types of cities, different vibes, different population (in size and structure).

        Also, fewer super-tall skyscrapers in Chicago than in NYC make Chicago’s skyline more distinguished, beautiful, and recognizable.

        The city of Chicago has to encourage density by CTA train stops – it is unforgivable how almost none have any residential buildings next and around them.

        Oh yeah, to abolish the so-called “affordable housing” requirements for developers, would be the first step toward a building boom in the city of any kind.

        • NYC sucks anyway. I go there all the time to visit family. Yes the energy and scale is 3x what Chicago has, but it’s all become so corporate and clusterf*cked. Hudson Yards is very sterile and the affordable side still hasn’t broken ground. Brooklyn has become extremely expensive boutiques yet the sidewalks are still garbage with no landscaping. Flatiron district is so loud and obnoxious, Pier 17 is like a mini Disney, and even the new Domino Sugar renovation lacked charisma. It’s all gorgeous buildings surrounded by terrible softscaping.

          The only thing about NYC I’m jealous of is walkability and the MTA’s coverage.

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