Number 16 in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest construction projects is the renovation of the 90-year-old Lawson House, located at 30 W Chicago Avenue. Situated in Near North Side directly across from JDL’s One Chicago megadevelopment, this 24-story edifice was originally designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond, and completed in 1931. Today, the Art Deco building holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, having until recently housed a YMCA.
Near North Side
Taking the 18th spot in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 808 N Cleveland Avenue in the Near North Side. The recently started 23-story mixed-use project comes to us from DAC Developments and will top out at 284-feet in height. Architects Pappageorge Haymes designed the latest iteration on the angular corner with W Chicago Avenue near the Groupon Building.
Structured Development has broken ground on the second phase of its mixed-use The Shops at Big Deahl development at 1450 N Dayton Street in the Near North Side. The four-building project, whose first phase recently delivered a three-story indoor rock climbing gym on the easternmost edge of the site, received zoning approval for the remaining three buildings which will be mostly residential with a small retail space and public park also built in the complex. The second phase includes two shorter residential buildings on the north end of the site fronting W Blackhawk Street.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the rezoning of an existing residential building at 141 W Oak Street in the Near North Side. Developer Morningside South Affordable LLC will lead the renovation of the existing structure now that rezoning has been approved. Bound by W Oak Street to the north, N LaSalle Drive to the east, and N Wells Street to the west, the white clad tower will see all of its existing units rehabbed in preparation of future leasing.
Masonry installation has begun to enshroud a trio of residential buildings, known collectively as Schiller Place Apartments in Near North Side. Set to replace a previously vacant lot at 711-749 W Schiller Street, the project will come with a total of 48 apartments ranging from one- to two- bedroom residences. Co-developers Evergreen Real Estate and Structured Development plan for 16 units in each building, with eight total residences designated as affordable.