Updated plans have been revealed for the upcoming Bally’s casino at 777 W Chicago Avenue in River West for the Committee on Design. Located on the corner with N Halsted Street, the new development replaces the existing vacant Chicago Tribune print facility after a multi-year selection process. The project itself is being developed by Rhode Island-based Bally’s who recently sold their Las Vegas strip property, they have partnered up with local architecture firm SCB on the design which has seen further development since we last covered the riverfront proposal.
Initial details have been revealed for two new developments near the recently opened Pullman National Monument in Pullman. While we do not know the formal address for each, the first will be a hotel located just north of the intersection of E 111th Street and S Doty Avenue, with the other being a grocery store at the corner of E 130th Street and S Eberhart Avenue. Both of these will be replacing empty lots and are led by different developers, bringing much needed services to the quickly growing area.
Construction is now fully underway for 150 E Ontario Street, the site of what will be a 28-story hotel. The Streeterville project is one of the first major high rises in years to be built in the district, whose development heyday occupied much of the 2000s and 2010s.
The Holiday Inn and Suites at 506 W Harrison Street in West Loop Gate is currently undergoing an extensive interior and exterior renovation. This process overseen by development firm LXG and designed by DxU Architects began in January and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The renovation includes updated guest rooms, a new lobby and public spaces, and enhanced amenities including the rooftop pool deck.
A foundation permit has been issued for the planned 150 E Ontario Street, kicking off the first high rise to be built in Streeterville in several years. Filling in a long-vacant patch of land within an otherwise dense downtown segment, the new construction will be a 28-story hotel for the Spanish hotel chain RIU Hotels and Resorts. The Prime Group is the developer for this proposal, having also contributed $2.9 million to the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund alongside the project.