Renovation permits have been issued for Medinah Temple in River North, where Bally’s has planned a temporary casino during the construction of its planned flagship location just west along the river. Originally designed by Huehl and Schmidt, the four-story structure at 600 N Wabash Avenue was built in 1912 in the Moorish Revival style.
Articles by Jack Crawford
In fourth place in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is The Reed, a 41-story residential high rise in South Loop. The 440-unit, 447-foot tower is being developed by Lendlease as the next installation in their Southbank masterplan. Situated under the address 234 W Polk Street, the project is the second tower to be built after The Cooper adjacently east, as well as two acres of parkland and a riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River’s south branch.
Pizzuti Development has been granted an initial construction permit for their proposed 21-story mixed-use tower at 1101 W Van Buren Street in the West Loop. Replacing a vacant lot of limited size, the new tower will provide a total of 298 new apartment units.
Chicago’s sixth tallest tower under construction is 360 N Green Street, a 24-story primarily office tower in Fulton Market. Planned by Sterling Bay and poised to stand 399 feet, the building will be one of the tallest to the west of the Kennedy Expressway. The base portion has seen significant progress in the last few months, with both the core and structural pieces already filling out much of the base section.
Number seven in the year-end countdown is the 33-story mixed-use tower prepping to rise at 344 N Canal Street in Fulton River District. The Habitat Company and Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC are behind the 375-foot-tall structure, located on the former site of the five-story Cassidy Tire building. The high rise replacement, dubbed “Cassidy on Canal”, will provide 343 apartments on its upper floors, with ground-floor retail space available as well.