The redeveloped Morton Salt warehouse complex has opened to the public along the Chicago River’s North Branch corridor. The new office and entertainment complex within the shell of the former factory in West Town is a project by a development partnership between R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck.
The Chicago City Council has approved a rezoning for 2405 W Grand Avenue in West Town. The property is mostly vacant, home to a single billboard and is bound by W Grand Avenue to the north and N Western Avenue to the east. The billboard will be removed to make way for the development that has been planned by RDM Companies.
Sterling Bay‘s bioscience-oriented office building known as ALLY at 1229 W Concord Place is currently undergoing final facade installation, marking a major milestone for the project as it nears completion. The eight-story edifice is part of the developer’s larger multi-billion, 55-acre Lincoln Yards, which is poised to bring new life to the North Branch of Chicago River via a mix of commercial, residential, and recreational spaces.
Permits have been issued for a new residential development at 605 N Ashland Avenue in West Town. The site is located on a rectangular lot that is bound by W Ohio Street to the south and a public alley to the north. The new construction will replace an existing three-story masonry structure with a rear garage. The developer is Lux Living 4U, LLC with Hanna Architects on the modern design. YIMBY reported on the development earlier this year when zoning was approved.
More detailed plans for Shapack‘s West Town megadevelpmont have now been reviewed by the Committee on Design. Now called “NOMA,” the 3.25-acre assemblage in the River West area of West Town would yield 1,500 new residential units, a hotel, and a multitude of new commercial options. The assemblage revolves around the former Salvation Army Building, which Shapack will convert to a new 141-key hotel and restaurant venue designed by Eckenhoff Saunders Architects. The existing multi-tone masonry facade will be refurbished and have its windows replaced. There will also be a new masonry penthouse enclosure added atop a portion of the roof.