Final exterior work is wrapping up on Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building located at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 square feet of retail and 37 affordable residential units. The project name “Casa Durango” actually embodies two separate construction project, the other being an affordable 16-unit, three-story building to the southwest at 2010 S Ashland Avenue.
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Construction is now fully underway for 150 E Ontario Street, the site of what will be a 28-story hotel. The Streeterville project is one of the first major high rises in years to be built in the district, whose development heyday occupied much of the 2000s and 2010s.
Podium construction is now giving way to tower construction for 160 N Morgan Street, a 30-story mixed-use tower in Fulton Market District. The high rise, planned by Sterling Bay and Ascentris, will be one of the tallest buildings west of the Kennedy Expressway. Programming will include 282 rental apartments and two levels of retail within the first and second floors.
Facade pieces can now be seen along 900 Randolph Street in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. The 43-story mixed-use tower is being developed by Related Midwest, who has planned an even taller development just one block southeast at 725 W Randolph Street. Given its height of 495 feet, the skyscraper will be the second tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway.
Plans have been unveiled for a new extension of the North Branch Trail linking the Bunker Hill forest preserve to Touhy and Caldwell Avenue in Niles. The path will further connect the Chicago suburb to the more than 20-mile network of trails in the preserve.