Updated renderings are currently making their way through zoning approvals as Pizzuti Development plans 1061 W Van Buren Street, a new 21-story mixed-use tower along the southern edge of West Loop. Officially addressed as 1011 W Van Buren Street, the project will be replacing a narrow vacant lot whose length runs west and east. Alongside completed towers like Avra West Loop and Landmark West Loop and other underway developments like 1044 W Van Buren and CA6, the new construction represents a growing node of high-density housing along the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).
This week, YIMBY attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for 345 N Morgan Street, an 11-story mixed-use building in Fulton Market District. This new development features new ground-level retail topped by offices on the upper floors. Continuing the trend of high-amenity, high-flexibility office space to be built in Fulton Market, the 200,000 square-foot structure highlights the neighborhood’s increasing densification and expanding urban footprint. Although only 11 floors, the 178-foot-tall development by Sterling Bay still measures up to many of the surrounding projects and planned developments.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 330 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side. Located on the northeast corner with N Orleans Street, the vacant site was occasionally used for outdoor fitness classes and as a parking lot over the last two years. Developers Draper & Kramer and BlitzLake Partners have tapped local architecture firm FitzGerald Associates on the design for the structure that will be near the upcoming North Union mega-development.
Construction has now topped out for 2317 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The four-story mixed-use building is being developed by 2300 N Clark LLC, with plans for 2,228 square feet of retail with 73 feet of frontage. This first-floor commercial space will be topped by 35 rental apartments along the three upper floors.
Initial plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 2344 S Princeton Avenue in Chinatown. Located on the southwest corner with W 23rd Place, the new building will replace a 12,500-square-foot vacant lot that once held a few residential structures in the growing area. The team behind the project is Bridgeport-native Shengs Hautin LLC with locally based-Lucid Engineering Services working on its design, both companies are minority owned.