Structural work can be seen rising for the new six-story addition at Edith Spurlock Apartments in Lincoln Park. This new 85-foot-tall structure will be nestled between the complex’s two existing buildings, which are undergoing renovation as part of the development. Residing under the address 2700 N Sheffield Avenue, the added segment will provide an additional 80 residential units. The existing structures will also add 11 new units as part of the renovations. Altogether, there will be 485 apartments on the Edith Spurlock Apartment Grounds once all the work is complete. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Pirhl are co-developers behind the construction and renovation efforts, while RATIO is the architect.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Structural work has begun to fill out the second floor of a new five-story development at 4600 N Kenmore Avenue in Uptown. Developed by Cedar St. Companies, this new edifice will accommodate 2,500 square feet of ground-level commercial space, alongside 62 rental apartment dwellings. Attached directly to the west will be a two-story former bank building undergoing renovation as part of the development. Upon completion, the new programming at this separate 1050 W Wilson Avenue address will be a relocated performing venue for Double Door Music. As for the under construction east parcel, that site was formerly home to a surface parking lot.
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.
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.
Face brick installation has begun to reveal the final look of Gild, a 12-story mixed-use development approaching completion in Gold Coast. Newcastle Limited is the developer behind this new 135-foot-tall edifice at 1210 N State Parkway, which is set to offer 18,000 square feet of retail and 89 apartment units on the upper floors.