Articles by Jack Crawford


One of three massing options for NOMA development

New Details Emerge for Shapack’s “NOMA” Masterplan in River West

More detailed plans for Shapack‘s West Town megadevelpmont have now been reviewed by the Committee on Design. Now called “NOMA,” the 3.25-acre assemblage in the River West area of West Town would yield 1,500 new residential units, a hotel, and a multitude of new commercial options. The assemblage revolves around the former Salvation Army Building, which Shapack will convert to a new 141-key hotel and restaurant venue designed by Eckenhoff Saunders Architects. The existing multi-tone masonry facade will be refurbished and have its windows replaced. There will also be a new masonry penthouse enclosure added atop a portion of the roof.

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1020 W Randolph Street

Dual Cores Reach Fifth Floor of 1020 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market

The dual cores have nearly topped out for 1020 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market District. L3 Capital is behind this five-story mixed-use development, yielding ground-floor retail and boutique Class A offices on the upper levels. The top of the building will feature an amenity enclosure and a 1,850-square-foot rooftop deck. Meanwhile, the 22,000 square feet of interior space will offer sleek finishes, living walls, and expansive warehouse-style windows.

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Structural Work Reaches Full Height for The Porter in Lincoln Park

Structural steel has reached its pinnacle for the frontmost section of “The Porter,” a five-story mixed-use building rising at 2411 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. Having replaced a privately-owned park at the three-way intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Halsted Street, and Fullerton Avenue, the scheme by Mike Breheny involves 3,700 square feet of retail, a 1,700 square-foot covered patio, and 36 for-rent apartments above.

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301 S Green Street

Developers Reveal Revised Plans for 301 S Green Street in West Loop

New designs and scope have been unveiled for a planned 36-story mixed-use tower at 301 S Green Street in West Loop. Co-developers GSP Development and Golub & Company have envisioned a total of 362 apartment units atop 1,700 square feet of ground-floor retail. Poised to stand 404 feet, the high rise will be a major addition to West Loop’s overall building height, helping to counterbalance the influx of taller projects towards its north end.

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