Articles by Jack Crawford

344 N Canal Street

Full Demolition Now Underway for 344 N Canal Street in Fulton River District

Just west of the confluence of the Chicago River, demolition is now in full swing for the former Cassidy Tire building in Fulton River District. This five-story brick structure at 344 N Canal Street will give rise to a 33-story mixed-use tower developed by The Habitat Company in partnership with Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC. Plans call for ground-level retail and 343 apartment rental units above.

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View of 160 N Elizabeth Street. Rendering by Thomas Roszak Architecture

160 N Elizabeth Street Reaches Two-Thirds Mark in Fulton Market District

Construction is rising rapidly for the 27-story building set to rise at 160 N Elizabeth Street in Fulton Market District. This 293-foot-tall edifice planned by Moceri + Roszak is set to yield 9,000 square feet of retail space topped by 375 rental units. Of the planned mercantile space and apartments, 20 percent will be designated as affordable. Unit layouts comprise of 133 studios, 151 one-bedrooms, 89 two-bedrooms, and two three-bedrooms. Many of the units will also come with private balconies.

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1850 S Racine Avenue. Rendering by DesignBridge

Facade Work Underway for Casa Durango in Pilsen

Facade work and installation are now underway for Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 square feet of retail and 37 affordable residential units. In order for the development to proceed, the site was re-zoned in 2019 from B3-2 Community Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. As part of a broader 53-unit affordable housing plan, the developer is also building an additional 16 units nearby at 2008 S Ashland Avenue.

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Cirrus

Residential Skyscraper Cirrus Now Open to Residents in Lakeshore East

Now open to residents is the 47-story condominium skyscraper known as Cirrus, situated just west of the lakefront in Chicago’s Lakeshore East. This 562-foot-tall tower at 211 N Harbor Drive was developed by Lendlease and Magellan Development Group, offering 350 condominiums connected to 50,000 square feet of amenity space. Alongside its 37-story apartment buildings sibling dubbed Cascade and a 0.8-acre-Cascade Park. The two towers and the park occupy the parcels J, K, and L of the larger Lakeshore East masterplan.

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