JDL‘s expansive North Union development project in Near North Side has made headway, with construction now above grade at one of its first three buildings, the five-story 232 W Chestnut Street. Situated at the junction of N Franklin Street and N Wells Street, the residential project will be Chicago’s first modern large mass-timber construction. This innovative move marks a notable shift for Chicago since its adoption of the International Building Code (IBC).
232 W Chestnut Street
The third building at the North Union mega development at 232 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side continues to undergo foundation work. Situated at the intersection with N Franklin Street, the five-story mass-timber structure is being developed by JDL is designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. The programming will comprise of a total of 23 residential units.
Caisson work can be seen on the two adjacent sites at 868 N Wells Street and 232 W Chestnut Street, where developer JDL has planned the second and third installations to their North Union mega development. The scope of this larger $1.3 billion masterplan include more than 2.9 million square feet of space, 2,656 residences, an abundance of new commercial units, and 100,000 square feet of public areas.
New permits have been issued for the third structure set to rise within the North Union mega development at 232 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side. Located towards the western end of the larger project on the intersection with N Franklin Street, the new building replaces two existing two-story structures currently being demolished. Developer JDL, most recently known for One Chicago, is showing no signs of stopping on the construction of the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture designed complex.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry commercial building located at 210 W Chestnut Street in Near North Side. While the permits were issued for 210 W Chestnut Street, the upcoming building address will be 232 W Chestnut Street. This permit is part of a wave of demolitions meant to make way for the upcoming North Union development led by JDL Development.