Articles by Jack Crawford


506 W Harrison Street

Holiday Inn & Suites Receives Dark Mode Makeover in West Loop Gate

The Holiday Inn and Suites at 506 W Harrison Street in West Loop Gate is currently undergoing an extensive interior and exterior renovation. This process overseen by development firm LXG and designed by DxU Architects began in January and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The renovation includes updated guest rooms, a new lobby and public spaces, and enhanced amenities including the rooftop pool deck.

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ALLY at 1229 W Concord

Exterior Facade Approaches Completion for ALLY at 1229 W Concord Place in the Lincoln Yards Masterplan

Sterling Bay‘s bioscience-oriented office building known as ALLY at 1229 W Concord Place is currently undergoing final facade installation, marking a major milestone for the project as it nears completion. The eight-story edifice is part of the developer’s larger multi-billion, 55-acre Lincoln Yards, which is poised to bring new life to the North Branch of Chicago River via a mix of commercial, residential, and recreational spaces.

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2653 N Clark Street

September Groundbreaking Announced for Covent Hotel Redevelopment in Lincoln Park

After six years of approvals and planning, construction is set to begin on the mixed-use Covent Hotel redevelopment this September. Planned by NHP Foundation, who had purchased the property in 2016, in partnership with Drummond Development, the project at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park will reuse the existing Covent Hotel building while adding a new seven-story edifice to the parking lot behind the existing building. Overseen by Weese Langley Weese Architects, the historic Covent Hotel is being renovated from 64 SRO units into 30 affordable studio apartments. The street-facing ground level will also provide 4,700 square feet of retail space along Clark Street.

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