Articles by Jack Crawford

1000M Continues Ascent in South Loop

As concrete and steel continue to rise, the podium is now taking shape for a planned 73-story residential tower known as 1000M, located at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. At a revised height of 788 feet, the skyscraper is currently one of Chicago’s tallest active construction projects, helping to expand city’s skyline further south. After a 20-month stall, developer trio JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals have updated their condominium plans to 738 rental units, ranging in size from studios up through three-bedrooms.

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920 N Wells Street at North Union. Rendering by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

First Tower at North Union Megadevelopment Preps for Groundbreaking in Near North Side

Caisson drills and other equipment can be seen at the site of 920 N Wells Street, which will give way to a new 19-story residential building in Near North Side. This new edifice will be the first step in a $1.3 billion mega development known as North Union. This masterplan will deliver nearly three million square feet of mixed-use space, while adding 2,656 new residential units to the Downtown area.

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330 W Chestnut Street

New Nine-Story Apartment Building Planned for 330 W Chestnut Street in Near North Side

Draper & Kramer has announced plans for a new nine-story residential building to be located at 330 W Chestnut Street, just north of the Chicago Avenue corridor in Near North Side. These plans include 129 total units, comprised of convertibles up through two-bedrooms. Out of the 129 on-site residences, 26 will be designated as affordable under ARO guidelines. There will also be a ground-level retail space, and various amenity spaces such as a ground-level area and a top-floor deck.

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Site Work Begins for Patio Dining at 817 W Lake Street in Fulton Market

Initial site work has been spotted at the site of 817 W Lake Street in West Loop‘s Fulton Market district. Developer Sancerre Realty has planned for a new patio area to accompany the adjacent BLVD Steakhouse. While these plans were originally intended to be temporary in anticipation for a new seven-story mixed-use building, the permit filing from January this year indicates that the patio will be permanent.

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