Structural work has progressed to the fifth level at 812 W Adams Street in West Loop, where a new seven-story mixed-use development by Luxe Suites Chicago is under construction. Upon completion, the development will feature 80 for-rent apartments and 4,200 square feet of retail, replacing the three low-rise buildings that previously occupied the southernmost part of the block.
Coming in at third place on this year’s countdown is the first official skyscraper on the list at 900 W Randolph Street in the West Loop. Though it is officially located off of N Peoria Street, the structure replaced a one-story building and its adjacent surface parking lot in the quickly growing area, towering above the busy dining strip. Developer Related Midwest, is also planning The 78 mega-development in the nearby South Loop. New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects is responsible for the development’s industrial-style design.
Updated plans have been revealed for the small mixed-use development at 1912 W Division Street in Wicker Park. Located west of the intersection with N Damen Avenue the proposed structure will replace an empty lot normally used as a parking lot by the surrounding businesses. Developer 1912 Division, who is a part of Elk Enterprises, is working with local architecture firm FitzGerald Associates on its design which was revealed earlier this year.
Pizzuti Development has been granted an initial construction permit for their proposed 21-story mixed-use tower at 1101 W Van Buren Street in the West Loop. Replacing a vacant lot of limited size, the new tower will provide a total of 298 new apartment units.