Articles by Jack Crawford

Westhaven Park IID

Westhaven Park IID Tops Out in Near West Side

Construction has reached its full height for Westhaven Park IID, located at 1959 W Lake Street in the Near West Side. Situated at the corner of N Damen Avenue and W Lake Street, this mixed-use building is adjacent to the upcoming CTA Damen Green Line station. The project is a joint venture involving Brinshore Development, The Michaels Organization, and the Chicago Housing Authority, with architectural design by LBBA Architects.

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Outer Walls Continue Installation along Bennett Day School Addition in West Town

Construction on the exterior walls of Bennett Day School, located at 955 W Grand Avenue in West Town, is progressing as the school undergoes its second campus expansion. The expansion, known as ‘Phase 3’, will nearly double the size of the independent PreK-12 school from 50,000 to approximately 100,000 square feet and aims to increase student capacity from 320 to 600.

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140 N Ashland Avenue. Rendering by Brininstool + Lynch

The Thompson at Fulton Market Completes in Near West Side

Marquette Companies has completed and celebrated the grand opening of The Thompson at Fulton Market, a 210-unit mixed-use apartment complex located at 150 N Ashland Avenue in the Near West Side. Occupying the site of the former Mary Thompson Hospital, this development combines a newly constructed 12-story building with a renovated five-story brick building from the 1920s. The project is named in honor of Dr. Mary Thompson, Chicago’s first female doctor and first woman known to have performed major surgery.

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Evanston Labs. Rendering by ESG Architecture & Design

Evanston Labs Undergoes Final Cladding Installation in Evanston

The construction of Evanston Labs, a 10-story office and lab building, is nearing completion near Northwestern University at 710 Clark Street. The project, developed by Trammell Crow Company and designed by ESG Architecture & Design, covers an area of 177,575 square feet. The curved design of the exterior is made up of bronze, glass, and tan paneling. The building is tailored to host companies in biomedicine, nanotechnology, and neuroscience and offers eight levels of office and laboratory space.

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1357 W Roosevelt Road Nearly Topped Out in Little Italy

Earlier this week, we covered 1257 W Roosevelt Road, a new residential building in Little Italy. This building is part of the broader Roosevelt Square Phase 3B, a collaboration between Related Midwest and the Chicago Housing Authority. Today’s article focuses on 1357 W Roosevelt Road, a similarly-designed structure located one block west and also part of this phase of the master plan. Having now reached the fifth floor in exterior construction, this six-story project will house 70 apartment units.

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