Caisson work can now be seen at 513 S Damen Avenue, the site of a planned 22-story mixed-use tower in the Illinois Medical District. Plans for the 230-foot-tall tower indicate 1,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 279 apartments on the upper floors. The construction is replacing a former surface parking lot at the northwest corner of the block bound by Damen Avenue, Congress Parkway, Ogden Avenue, and Harrison Street.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Work on the northern garage section is now underway for the Rush University‘s new Joan and Paul Rubschlager cancer and neurosciences building. The 10-story project lies at 1520 W Harrison Street, located in Little Italy directly along the border with the Illinois Medical District. Connecting these two districts over Ashland Avenue, the facility will be linked to Rush University’s main medical building via a pedestrian skybridge.
Exterior walls have begun installation at The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story mixed-use building that recently topped out in the Illinois Medical District. Located at 2050 W Ogden Avenue, the project is set to yield 161 rental units atop ground-level retail. Of these apartments, 17 will be designated as affordable and target toward union workers such as nurses, healthcare technicians, healthcare workers, and firefighters.
Construction is now complete for a seven-story residential building known as 1400 Monroe, located at 1400 W Monroe Street near the southwest corner of West Loop. The developer, JK Equities, has provided a total of 42 condominium units, ranging from two- to four-bedroom layouts. While the majority of the units are now sold, the remaining eight units are three-bedroom residences, ranging from 1,668 square feet to 1,958 square feet, and beginning at $1 million.
Since YIMBY’s last site prep update in early September, work on ‘The Reed‘ has made significant progress, with its core having now risen substantially above grade. Situated as 234 W Polk Street in South Loop, the 41-story residential building is being developed by Lendlease, and is the second installation in a seven-acre, four-building development known as Southbank. The first to be complete in this larger plan was The Cooper, located directly east and completed in 2018.