Number 13 in the countdown goes to a newly kicked-off high-rise at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop, set to rise 30 stories and 316 feet. Developer CMK Companies has planned a mixed-use scheme that will provide ground-floor mercantile space and 299 rental apartment units above. Replacing a formerly vacant lot, the tower will fill a major gap both at the pedestrian level and within the South Loop skyline.
Articles by Jack Crawford
With a demolition permit approved this past Wednesday, equipment can be seen at the future site of 160 N Morgan Street, a 29-story mixed-use high rise planned for West Loop’s Fulton Market District. Developed by Sterling Bay, this 350-foot-tall tower will be replacing a former one-story masonry building.
At number 15 in the year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is 1400 W Randolph Street, aka Parq Fulton, a 26-story mixed-use tower nearing completion at the western end of Fulton Market in West Loop. Marquette Companies‘ plans for the 282-foot project involve 10,000 square feet of mercantile space and 278 rental apartment units. The ground-floor retail will be occupied by one retail space and a new restaurant, which received an interior buildout permit this past October. The apartments, meanwhile, will range from studios through three-bedrooms. Pricewise, studio begin at $2,075, one-bedrooms at $2,549, two-bedrooms at $3,945, and three-bedrooms at $5,685.
Number 16 in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is the renovation of the 90-year-old Lawson House, located at 30 W Chicago Avenue. Situated in Near North Side directly across from JDL’s One Chicago megadevelopment, this 24-story edifice was originally designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond, and completed in 1931. Today, the Art Deco building holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, having until recently housed a YMCA.
In 17th place for Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 410 S Wabash Avenue, a 25-story tower that was recently cleared to rise in The Loop. This development by Lennar Multifamily Company (LMC) will stand 260 feet in height, and will yield a mix of 8,000 square feet of ground-level mercantile space and 344 rental units.