Caisson work has kicked off for The Reed, a 41-story residential tower along the river in South Loop. Situated at 234 W Polk Street, the 447-foot-tall structure serves as the second phase of a larger five-building development by Lendlease known as Southbank. This masterplan was formerly occupied by a large grass parcel that had long been vacant. Underneath this land were a series of freight tunnels that have undergone a sealing process over the past few months, thereby allowing The Reed to proceed.
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Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building situated at 1917 S Jefferson Street in East Pilsen. The development, filed under 1917 Jefferson Partners, LLC, will provide four total units, as well as a basement, a rooftop deck, and rooftop stair enclosure. Parking will consist of a two-car garage integrated in the first floor, as well as a detached two-car garage. The developer had also received an approval in 2019 to integrate residential use in the ground floor. The new structure is set to replace a previously vacant lot.
Construction has topped out for Broadway Youth Center, a five-story interdisciplinary youth center located at 1023 W Irving Park Road in Lake View. The development will completely replace a former, partially-complete construction project that was abandoned by the previous developer.
A tower crane permit has been issued for 1340 W Washington Boulevard in West Loop. The seven-story parking structure with accessory retail is being co-developed by the Chicago Journeyman Plumber Local 130 UA and the Chicago Title and Trust Company. Parking will yield a total of 502 parking spaces and 36 bike spaces, and will be situated at the northern end of the 4.1-acre Plumbers Union campus. Rising adjacent to the organization’s main building, the site was previously occupied by a surface parking lot.