Articles by Ian Achong

The Reed (234 W Polk Street)

The Reed Rises To The 11th Spot In Year-End Countdown

The quickly rising tower dubbed ‘The Reed’ at 234 W Polk Street in the South Loop takes the 11th place in 2021’s year-end countdown. The 41-story residential structure will rise 447 feet tall on the banks of the Chicago River as part of the greater Southbank development led by Lendlease and designed by Perkins + Will. The project joins ‘The Cooper’, an adjacent rental building which was the development’s first completed design.

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Plan Commission Approves Residential Development At 4737 N Sheridan Road In Uptown

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new residential development at 4737 N Sheridan Road in Uptown. The developer behind the project is the non-profit organization Sarah’s Circle with Perkins + Will as the architect on the new structure that replaces an empty lot on the corner with W Lakeside Place. The new facility dubbed ‘Sarah’s on Lakeside’ is only a block away from two other properties operated by the organization.

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Plan Commission Approves Mixed-Use Development At 3914 N Lincoln Avenue In North Center

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center. The wedge-shaped structure, bound by N Lincoln Avenue to the east and N Damen Avenue to the west, will replace an empty lot and three buildings on Damen Avenue, one of which is orange-rated. Developer Longford Construction partnered with SPACE Architects + Planners on the masonry clad building.

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View of 160 N Elizabeth Street. Rendering by Thomas Roszak Architecture

160 N Elizabeth Street Claims 14th Place In Year-End Countdown

Claiming the 14th place in the year-end countdown is the mixed-use development at 160 N Elizabeth Street in the West Loop. Located on the corner with W Randolph Street, it replaces two one-story masonry buildings with a Thomas Roszak Architecture designed high-rise developed by Moceri + Roszak. With the site now cleared, Clark Construction is now wrapping up caisson work as the structure recently received foundation permits.

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Plan Commission Approves Mixed-Use Development At 1245 W Fulton Market Street In West Loop

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new mixed-use development at 1245 W Fulton Market Street in the West Loop. Located on the southeast corner with N Elizabeth Street, the industrial-inspired high-rise comes to us from developer Sterling Bay and is designed by local firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture with a gridded steel facade taking cues from the meat-packing past of the district like many other surrounding buildings.

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