Updated details have been revealed for the North Union megadevelopment in the Near North Side. The 8.1-acre site is bound by the CTA Brown Line tracks to the west, W Hill Street to the north, N Wells Street to the east, and W Chestnut Street to the south. It was previously a part of the Moody Bible Institute’s campus, whose parent church’s auditorium is also part of the upcoming Fern Hill Old Town redevelopment. Developer JDL, also responsible for the recently completed One Chicago project, is leading the North Union proposal and working with local firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture on design.
Facade brickwork continues along the new seven-story West Loop condominium building known as CA6. This 72-unit building by Belgravia Group is located at 311 S Racine Avenue, and represents the developer’s sixth installation to the West Loop area.
The Chicago City Council has approved a residential development at 4137-4139 N Western Avenue in North Center. Located just north of the intersection with W Irving Park Road, the new structure would replace two existing three-story mixed-use buildings, one of which houses the developers office on the ground floor. Developer 4137 Western LLC, a product of the Khan Group, is behind the project and will be relocating their custom homes business out of the current property.
Excavation and initial drilling is moving along for a new 18-story residential tower at 1044 W Van Buren Street, located just north of I-290 in West Loop. Developer Tandem has planned for 196 rental apartments atop ground-level retail. This new development will replace a formerly empty lot while also adding to an emerging high-rise cluster at the southern end of the neighborhood.
The Chicago City Council has approved a new residential development at 2414 N Sawyer Avenue in Logan Square. Located just north of the intersection with W Fullerton Avenue, the new project replaces a vacant lot adjacent to a historical courtyard building behind the Social Security Administration office. Developer P3 Properties is working with local design firm McGrath Architects on the new building, which will mark an end to the over 50 years that the site has remained empty.