JDL‘s expansive North Union development project in Near North Side has made headway, with construction now above grade at one of its first three buildings, the five-story 232 W Chestnut Street. Situated at the junction of N Franklin Street and N Wells Street, the residential project will be Chicago’s first modern large mass-timber construction. This innovative move marks a notable shift for Chicago since its adoption of the International Building Code (IBC).
The third building at the North Union mega development at 232 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side continues to undergo foundation work. Situated at the intersection with N Franklin Street, the five-story mass-timber structure is being developed by JDL is designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. The programming will comprise of a total of 23 residential units.
Structural work has passed the seventh floor for the 27-story 868 N Wells Street in Near North Side, replacing a former low-rise brick building that was demolished last year. The developer of this mixed-use high rise is JDL, who has planned for 411 units and 12,000 square feet of retail. This tower is the second addition (after the adjacent 920 N Wells) to their North Union megadevelopment, a sprawling $1.3 billion master plan that will ultimately occupy 2.9 million square feet of space. The larger North Union assemblage will feature skyscrapers measuring up to approximately 700 feet in height while providing a total of 2,656 residences, extensive commercial and retail options, and 100,000 square feet of public areas.
Glass and metal installation is now wrapping up for the 21-story 920 N Wells Street in Near North Side. Developed by JDL as part of the massive North Union megadevelopment, this primarily residential mixed-use building is the first step in what will be a $1.3 billion master plan covering several blocks of land previously owned by the Moody Bible Institute.
A land purchase and start date have been announced for the mixed-use development at 917 W Fulton Market in Fulton Market. As a part of the greater West Loop area and occupying the full length of the block along N Sangamon Street south to W Lake Street, the structure is set to be the first office-heavy project to break ground this year in the neighborhood with changing demands. The team is being led by Fulton Street Companies, JDL and Shanna Khan, who have tapped New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects who also worked on the upcoming 900 Randolph nearby.