Related Midwest has unveiled a new proposal for 725 W Randolph Street, a now 41-story skyscraper poised for the southeast corner of Fulton Market District. The mixed-use project has steered toward a more commercial angle over its last two building iterations, which would have yielded a 370-apartment residential component in addition to office space and a hotel. While apartment demand has blossomed following the reversal of a new housing moratorium in the district, the office market has also seen a recent surge of new companies into the neighborhood’s growing collection of large floor-plate towers.
Renderings have been revealed for the upcoming mixed-use project at 415 N Sangamon Street in the West Loop. Shown to area locals during a public meeting held last night, plans for the tower have remained relatively the same with the images offering a first look at its solar panel-lined exterior. News on the proposal broke last September, replacing a vacant lot and incorporate the adjacent on-site building. Developer Fortem Voluntas Partners led by Jay Jordan, an ex-Sterling Bay leasing agent, is partnering with local firm Eckenhoff Saunders and Miller Hull on its design.
Glass paneling has been installed for 3217 N Clark Street, a five-story mixed-use building under construction in Lakeview East. The new structure will have space for ground-level retail, as well as 32 residential units on the upper levels. This project, filed under the name 3211 N Clark LLC, is replacing a former parking lot.
Permits have been issued for an upcoming mixed-use development at 2934 W Medill Avenue in Logan Square. Located just west of the intersection with N Milwaukee Avenue, the upcoming proposal will replace a long-term vacant lot bound by a public alley, the CTA Blue Line tracks, and a parking lot popular with local skaters. Developer Wilmot Properties is working with Chicago-based designers Hanna Architects who is known for their smaller scale projects across the north side.
Building permits have been issued for one of the first group of buildings from the mayor’s Invest South/West initiative at 757 and 838 W 79th Street in Auburn Gresham. Located predominantly around the intersection with S Halsted Street, the two-structure project will replace two vacant lots, one of which has sat empty for over 10 years. Developer Evergreen Imagine is working with the award-winning local firm Ross Barney Architects and Nia Architects on the design.