Chicago Plan Commission


Parcel O at Lakeshore East. Rendering by bKL Architecture

Lakeshore East Parcel O Breaks Into Top 10 of Chicago’s Tallest Developments Countdown

The approved Parcel O tower at Lakeshore East breaks into the top 10 of our Chicago’s tallest development countdown. Located at 195 N Columbus Drive, the site within the larger megadevelopment is currently a vacant lot. Studio Gang’s Aqua Tower neighbors the property to the north while the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower by Goettsch Partners stands just to the south. Magellan Development Group is in charge of the project.

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725 W Randolph Street. Rendering by Roger Ferris + Partners

Approved Two-Tower Development at 725 W Randolph Street Takes 13th Spot in Chicago’s Tallest Developments Countdown

The approved mixed-use, two-tower development at 725 W Randolph Street takes the 14th spot in YIMBY’s Chicago’s Tallest Development countdown. Plans comprise of a main tower that will rise 550 feet and a second tower rising 250 feet on a full-block lot along the Kennedy Expressway. The site is bound on the other sides by W Washington Boulevard, N Halsted Street, and W Randolph Street. Related Midwest is the developer in charge of the project.

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40 W Oak Street. Rendering by Lucien Lagrange

Approved 40 W Oak Street Tower is Chicago’s 16th Tallest Development

The newly approved 35-story residential tower at 40 W Oak Street takes the 16th spot in YIMBY’s Chicago’s tallest development countdown. The 466-foot-tall tower will rise at the northwest corner of the intersection of N Dearborn Street and W Oak Street in Rush & Division. The project site includes the existing Warren-Barr pavilion. The rehabilitative care center will remain on its site, with 50 parking spaces in the tower set aside specifically for visitors of the facility. Developer Nahla Capital is in charge of the project.

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920 W Lawrence Avenue. Rendering by LBBA

Plan Commission Approves Heiwa Terrace Renovation at 920 W Lawrence Avenue in Uptown

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the renovation of Heiwa Terrace, an affordable senior housing complex in Uptown. Located at 920 W Lawrence Avenue, the project site is at the intersection of W Lawrence Avenue and N Sheridan Road. The Lawrence CTA L station, serviced by the Red Line, is within a six-minute walk away. Both the 81 and 151 CTA bus routes are accessible at the Sheridan and Lawrence stop, located directly adjacent to the site.

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