Articles by Jack Crawford


226 W Jackson Boulevard

Hotel Conversion Work Continues for 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop

Photos show continued work at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, the site of Phoenix Development Partners‘ planned conversion of a 15-story office building into a space for two Hilton hotels. The original 1904 limestone and terra cotta structure was designed by Frost & Granger, and housed offices for both the North Western Railway and City Colleges of Chicago up until its re-designation. As part of the conversion, the developer agreed to rehabilitate the exterior walls of the landmarked buildings in exchange for Class L tax incentives.

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104 S Laflin Street

Exterior Work Nears Completion for Four-Story Residential Building at 104 S Laflin Street in West Loop

Exterior work is nearing completion for a four-story residential building located at 104 S Laflin Street in West Loop. The developer, filed under Tom Meador as manager, has planned for 51 units alongside 51 on-site parking spaces. Replacing a former parking lot, the development represents one of several new projects around Skinner Park, including 1400 W Monroe Street and a similar neighboring development at 128 S Laflin Street.

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