In 19th place in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is a 22-story mixed-use building at 513 S Damen Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. The 260,000-square-foot structure is rising rapidly, with its core now at the fifth floor. Ultimately, this new edifice will rise just over 242 feet to its architectural pinnacle, while offering 1,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and 279 rental units above.
Coming in at spot number 20 in our year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is 166 N Aberdeen Street, a new mixed-use high rise near the western end of the Fulton Market District. Rising 241 feet to the top of its elevator overrun, the 21-story building has been planned by MCZ Development, and will provide ground-level retail and 224 total apartments. Replacing the now-demolished Fabbri Sausage Factory, the project recently broke ground and erected its tower crane.
Since September’s update, structural work has risen by a floor for a new mid-rise building at 4600 N Kenmore Avenue in Uptown. The five-story building has been planned by Cedar St. Companies, whose planned programming will come with 2,500 square feet of ground-level retail and 62 rental units on the upper four floors. The development also encompasses a former bank building located adjacently west. This two-story masonry structure resides under the separate address of 1050 W Wilson Avenue, and will serve as a new performance venue for Double Door Music.
Coming in at 22nd in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is the 16-story Fulton Labs at 400 N Aberdeen Street, located near the northern edge of West Loop’s Fulton Market District. At a height of 242 feet, the nearly completed life and health sciences office building is being developed by Trammell Crow Company in collaboration with Zoë Life Sciences. Having replaced a pair of one- and four-story masonry buildings, the modern new tower is the second installation of the Fulton Labs campus plan, which also includes the nearby 14-story 1375 W Fulton Street that was completed last year.
The City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have announced the 24 recipients of a nearly $1 billion investment in affordable housing, the largest in Chicago history. All together the selected developments will bring 2,428 residential units across 14 neighborhoods in collaboration with Chicago Department of Housing. The winning proposals come from a list of 51 applicants and consist of new construction, preservations, and rehabilitation work.