Articles by Jack Crawford

Clarendale Six Corners

Clarendale Six Corners at 4715 W Irving Park Road Takes #31 Spot in YIMBY’s Year-End Countdown

Welcome to the countdown. Last December, we showcased Chicago’s tallest 31 buildings either in-planning or under construction. To align with New York and Philadelphia YIMBY (for all you comparison fanatics), we’re narrowing the scope for this second round to include only projects under construction. More specifically, we’ve applied the following parameters:

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Presidential Towers

Presidential Towers Go Grayscale at 555 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate

One of Chicago’s more common high-rise colors is the omnipresent beige that can be seen in large herds clustered in areas like River North and West Loop Gate. We recently looked at 600 N Dearborn in River North, where The Farallon’s owners have been repainting its exterior walls from a tan-like tone to a cooler dark gray. As seen in recent photos, the Presidential Towers at 555 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate have been receiving a similar treatment. All four of the 49-story, 461-foot-tall towers are transitioning to a medium-gray paint job along most of the exterior walls, as well as a secondary dark-gray at the base and top.

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Emmett Street Apartments

Affordable Housing Development Emmett Street Apartments Wraps Up in Logan Square

Final touches are in progress for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation’s Emmett Street Apartments, situated at 2602-38 N Emmett Street in Logan Square. With a reported construction price tag of $40 million, the seven-story edifice provides 4,300 square feet of retail, along with 100 affordable units on the upper floors. Of these units, half will be available to Section 8 Chicago Housing Authority voucher holders, while the remaining are available via the application process.

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