A full construction permit was issued this week for a new five-story medical building at 516 S Loomis Street in Little Italy. Named the Rush Specialty Hospital, the facility will further augment the Rush University Medical Campus, and will be located on the same block as the nearly completed Joan and Paul Rubschlager building. Between these two locations, there is a third site that will be able to support a future development with up to 855,000 square feet, nearly twice as much as the Roan and Paul Rubschlager building.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Construction is set to begin in early June for a 16-story commercial building at 311 W Huron Street in River North. This retail and office building has been planned by North Wells Capital. This past February, the developer secured an $88 million lease with the anchor tenant Spins, who will occupy 48,000 square feet within the top three floors. The 226-foot-tall edifice will replace a former parking lot just west of the elevated CTA L tracks.
Foundation work is progressing for Park Boulevard’s Phase 3B, comprised of two five-story residential buildings at 41 W 36th Street in Bronzeville. Replacing the former Chicago Housing Authority Stateway Gardens housing projects, this larger masterplan developed by Stateway Associates LLC will ultimately yield 1,316 residential units across both townhomes and apartments. This phase in particular will yield 80 total units, divided evenly into 40 per building.
Initial brickwork can be seen for a five-story residential building located at 120 N Willard Court, just south of the Randolph Street commercial corridor in West Loop. The development will replace a pre-Chicago Fire single-family residence, which received demolition permits last December.
This week, EQ Office announced the completion of Willis Tower’s $500 million makeover spanning from its base to pinnacle. Bookending Chicago’s skyline in the southwest corner of The Loop, the 108-story Chicago icon has received extensive renovations to both its public and private spaces. A three-story podium known as Catalog has also been constructed, wrapping around all four sides of the skyscraper’s base.