The Old Post Office has announced the completion of The Meadow, a 3.5-acre rooftop park on its 13th story. The outdoor experience stretches the entirety of the building, spanning three city blocks long and one city block wide. Located at 433 W Van Buren Street in West Loop Gate, the Old Post Office stretches across multiple blocks along S Canal Street, from W Van Buren Street to W Harrison Street. The I-290 Eisenhower Expressway runs through the building to merge into Congress Parkway. 601W Companies is the developer behind the project.
Articles by Lukas Kugler
Construction is far along on the residential development at 816-826 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen. The project is made up of three parcels with three buildings at 816 W Cullerton Street, 822 W Cullerton Street, and 826 W Cullerton Street. The site is located along W Cullerton Street between S Peoria Street and S Jourdan Court, just off of S Halsted Street. Public 2, LLC is listed as the owner behind the permits.
The Zoning Board of Appeals has granted zoning approval for a co-living development at 123 W Chicago Avenue in River North. Located at the southeast corner of W Chicago Avenue and N LaSalle Drive, the residential project is on a corner lot. The site is within a three minute walk of the Chicago CTA L station, serviced by the Brown and Purple Lines. According to the zoning applications, the owner of the project is BRP LaSalle LLC, but reports have noted Bucksbaum Properties as the developer, working with co-living firm Common.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the development of Urban Kayaks along the Chicago Riverwalk at 425-475 E Chicago Riverwalk South in The Loop. Located along the riverwalk the site is midway between N Columbus Drive and N Lake Shore Drive, and currently zoned POS-1, or Public Open Space District. The project does not look to create any zoning changes.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) has approved preliminary landmark status for the Illinois Bell Building in The Loop. Located at 225 W Randolph Street, the building stands at the corner of W Randolph Street and N Franklin Street. The tower rises 427 feet over 31 floors, and was constructed in 1965. The building was originally home to the headquarters of its namesake tenant, the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, while most recently home to AT&T offices.