The recently topped-out 609 W Randolph Street takes the 23rd spot in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown. The 15-story, 211-foot-tall high-rise comes to us from developer Vista Property Group and is designed by Antunovich Associates in the growing West Loop Gate neighborhood. The development which replaced a surface parking lot also included renovations of the existing adjoining five-story brick building built in the 1890’s.
With ground having broken and the tower crane now installed, foundation work can be seen progressing for a new nine-story mixed-use building located at 4611 N Broadway in Uptown. Prior to construction, the site was occupied by a low-rise masonry commercial building, which wrapped up demolition this past spring.
Claiming the 25th spot in the 2021 Chicago YIMBY year-end countdown is 345 N Morgan Street in the West Loop with a final height of 178 feet upon completion. Located across the street from the Google midwest headquarters and south of the Metra tracks, the 11-story building will deliver 230,000 square feet of space of which 200,000 will be allocated for office space.
Last week, a partial construction permit was approved for a new 30-story mixed-use tower at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop. The site of the project has long sat vacant as a former parking lot, with one of Chicago YIMBY’s earliest articles speculating on the developer plans. Now set to stand 305 feet to the roof and 316 feet to pinnacle, the glassy new tower will have a significant impact on South Loop’s steadily-densifying skyline.
Coming in at #26 on YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest active projects is the renovation of The Belden Stratford, a hotel-turned-residential building bordering Lincoln Park. Standing 16 stories and 176 feet, this iconic Beaux-Arts-style building was designed by Meyer Fridstein and completed in 1923 at the address 2300 N Lincoln Park West.