Salesforce Tower Chicago, a 60-story office skyscraper at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza in River North, is making final landscaping touches around its 850-foot-tall structure. This development marks the final stage of the Wolf Point masterplan directed by Hines in partnership with the Joseph P. Kennedy Family.
An additional approval has been granted for Bally’s temporary casino within the Medinah Temple at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. In the works since Bally’s won the famed city casino bid last year, the temporary location has been quickly coming together in the last few months while awaiting a summer opening. The renovation of the historical structure is being led by Rhode-Island based Bally’s along with STL Architects and SOSH Architects working on its design.
A renovation permit has been approved for alterations at an existing edifice at 58 W Huron Street in River North. The property, owned by Rush Oak LLC, is a three-story office building. The planned work involves significant structural changes, specifically the removal of the masonry bearing walls down the center of the building and their replacement with steel beams and columns to support the floor loads of the second and third floors as well as the roof. The renovations will not result in changes to the building’s use, size, or occupancy.
Tax incentives have been approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for the redevelopment of the LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse at 500 N LaSalle Drive in River North. Located on the northwest corner with W Illinois Street adjacent to the recently completed 448 N LaSalle office building, the structure will once again become a restaurant from an overseas operator. London-based Hawksmoor will convert the space into a new steakhouse with an undisclosed designer.
New details have been revealed for the renovation of the common spaces of Merchandise Mart at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza in River North. Originally announced in January of 2022 and building on the last major round of renovations in 2016 when it became The Mart, construction is now progressing with further details and renderings on the refined plans. The New York-based property owner Vornado Realty is behind the project with the local office of Gensler working on the design.