Quickly rising into the 8th place of this year’s countdown is the mixed-use tower at 160 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Located just north of famed W Randolph Street in the growing neighborhood, the project recently had its first pieces of facade installed as it grows next to neighborhood stalwart Federales who just announced a Logan Square outpost. Developer Sterling Bay partnered with the Colorado-based equity firm Ascentris, both of which are also working on the 11th place of the countdown 225 N Elizabeth nearby, with bKL Architecture leading the design.
Construction fencing can be seen surrounding a one-story masonry building in Fulton Market. This parcel is currently under development by Fulton Street Companies and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and is set to be transformed into a 34-story, 414-foot-tall tower. This mixed-use high rise will feature 13,100 square feet of retail space, as well as 433 apartment units.
Facade work continues on this year’s 10th tallest development at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in the South Loop. The mixed-use building has topped out and its facade continues to rise at the intersection with E 14th Street. The rear of the structure abuts up to the CTA Green Line tracks, continuing to create an urban canyon for the train tracks. Chicago-based CMK Companies, who also developed the nearby Imprint tower, is leading the project and Pappageorge Haymes is responsible for the design.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story mixed-use building at 5235 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. Planned by Panoptic Group, the new development will comprise of 18 total units atop ground-floor retail space, an elevator, and a 16-vehicle garage topped with a rooftop deck. Prior to development, the site was occupied by a one-floor masonry bank building.
Foundation work is ready to give way to vertical construction for the mixed-use development at 225 N Elizabeth Street in Fulton Market District, where many of this year’s entries are. Located on the southeast corner with W Fulton Street, foundation work is currently well underway for the structure after it completed the removal of the previous empty surface lot on the site. Developers Sterling Bay and Colorado-based Ascentris have been leading the charge on the Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture-designed-structure.