Articles by Jack Crawford

345 N Morgan Street

345 N Morgan Street Has Topped Out in Fulton Market District

At Fulton Market District‘s 345 N Morgan Street, on the site of a former low-rise masonry building, a much taller replacement high-rise has maxed out at 11 floors and 178 feet tall. This boutique commercial development by Sterling Bay brings an industrial yet refined aesthetic to the rapidly developing neighborhood. The design by Eckenhoff Saunders Architects consists of lighter-tone brick, grand archways and windows, welded metal accents, as well as soaring ceilings to account for the relatively high height-to-floor count ratio.

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4611 N Broadway. Rendering by Pappageorge Haymes

Platform 4611 Mid-Rise Springs Up in Uptown

In Uptown, steel work can now be seen rising for a nine-story mixed-use building known as Platform 4611 at the corner of Broadway & Wilson. Under the address 4611 N Broadway, this roughly 150,000-square-foot development by John Buck Company and Free Market Ventures will offer ground-level commercial units between 1,628 and 2,178 square feet, as well as 200 apartments on the upper levels. This parcel was formerly occupied by a low-rise masonry commercial building that was demolished early last year.

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Prairie Shores Clubhouse

Facade Work Kicks Off for Clubhouse at Bronzeville’s Prairie Shores

Tan brickwork can now be seen along the exterior walls of a new two-story amenity clubhouse at 2937 S Martin Luther King Drive, part of Bronzeville‘s Prairie Shores apartment complex. The co-developers of this project, Golub & Company and Farpoint Development, purchased the five-building Prairie Shores assemblage for $180 million in 2019 in partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group.

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Rear View of 4137 S Cottage Grove Avenue. Rendering by Pro-Plan Architects

Exterior Work Approaches Completion at 4137 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Bronzeville

Between the intersections of Bronzeville‘s Bowen Avenue and 42nd Street along Cottage Grove Avenue, facade work is approaching completion for new four-story mixed-use building at 4137 S Cottage Grove Avenue. This construction by DOM Properties Investment will yield 5,200 square feet of ground-floor retail, divided into two commercial units. Topping this retail component are 48 apartment dwellings, ranging from one- to two-bedroom residences.

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