Glass has reached the pinnacle of 320 S Canal Street, aka BMO Tower, a 50-story topped-out office tower situated near the southern end of West Loop Gate. At 727 feet, the skyscraper is one of Chicago’s tallest new office buildings, spanning a total of 1.5 million square feet. Amongst this programming will be offices, a fitness center, a conference center, and restaurant venues. The development has been planned by Riverside Investment & Development alongside Convexity Properties.
Structural work has passed the eighth floor for The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story residential building rising at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. With 161 total units, the planned rental units range in size from studios up through two-bedrooms. Resident amenities comprise of a rooftop pool and lounge, indoor lounge areas, a fitness room, a game area, a business center, and bike storage.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story mixed-use building at North Center‘s 2024 W Irving Park Road. With Sewickly LLC as the owner and developer, the new construction entails a combination of ground-floor retail and 12 condominium units on the upper floors. The project received zoning approval late last year, in which the Zoning Board of Appeals permitted a reduction of the rear setback from 30 feet to 18 feet.
Renovation work is wrapping up at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, where Phoenix Development Partners is converting a former 14-story office building to two Hilton hotels. The classically-styled edifice, originally built in 1904, long served as the headquarters for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and then later as the headquarters for the City Colleges of Chicago. Today it is classified as a national historic landmark, whose exterior is being refurbished and retained in exchange for Class L tax incentives.
Construction is now complete for Advocate Illinois Masonic’s new six-story mixed-use development, located at 3021 N Sheffield Avenue in Lake View East. Known as the Physical Therapy and Sports Health Center and Parking Garage, the…