Final touches are complete for a new 18-story mixed-use building at 1044 W Van Buren Street in West Loop. The 195-foot-tall tower is part of a growing high-rise node in West Loop, with multiple projects now at various stages of development. With Tandem as the developer, the project will house a total of 196 apartment units.
Dark glass can now be seen along the rising 741 N Wells Street, a 21-story mixed-use development in River North. Vista Property’s 201,000-square-foot project will house 168 apartments above ground-level retail establishments, all while respecting the historical two-story masonry building situated north of it.
Capturing the 15th spot in this year’s countdown is the mixed-use development at 410 S Wabash Avenue in The Loop. Located on the southwest corner with E Van Buren Street, the structure will replace a vacant surface lot directly adjacent to the famed CTA tracks that give the neighborhood its name. North Carolina-based developer Lennar Multifamily Company which recently rebranded as Quarterra is behind the project along with architecture firm Antunovich Associates on its design.
Coming in at the 17th spot in this year’s countdown is the mixed-use development at 741 N Wells Street in River North. Located just south of the intersection with W Chicago Avenue, the project replaces a one-story commercial building that previously held a furniture store and was demolished to make way for the quickly growing Wells Street canyon. Developer Vista Property Group, who recently proposed 640 W Randolph Street in West Loop Gate, used the same team from Antunovich Associates on this design as well.
Climbing into the 24th spot of Chicago YIMBY’s countdown is the mixed-use development at 630 S Wabash Avenue in the South Loop. Revealed in 2021, the tower replaces a vacant lot sandwiched between two low-rise buildings and is rising adjacent to 30 E Balbo Drive, which was completed a few years back on the nearby intersection. Development partners Melrose Ascension Capital and DAC Developments are working with local architects Antunovich Associates on its design, adding to the growing South Loop skyline.