Initial details have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 1549 N Fremont Street in the Near North Side. Located just south of the intersection with W North Avenue, the U-shaped structure will replace a surface parking lot surrounded by the multi-story Toyota dealership garage with an outer wall that partially collapsed this year after a windstorm. Local developer CityPads Chicago, responsible for other residential buildings in the city, is leading the project for which the architect is currently unknown.
Near North Side
Ranking 25th in the year-end countdown of tallest Chicago construction projects, 920 N Wells Street is continuing facade installation in Near North Side. The 21-story tower developed by JDL is the first step in a larger $1.3 billion development known as North Union.
Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a new three-building mixed-income housing development known as Schiller Place Apartments in Near North Side. Situated at 711, 731 and 749 W Schiller Street, the project is a collaboration between co-developers Structured Development and Evergreen Real Estate Group and governmental bodies such as the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).
The Victor F. Lawson House, a historic 24-story building at 30 W Chicago Avenue in the Near North Side, has received new windows as part of its ongoing affordable apartment transformation. This 1931 Art Deco tower, one of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the time, was designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond.
Construction on 920 N Wells Street has officially reached its peak, with the 21-story mixed-use building now topping out in Near North Side. JDL, the developer of nearby One Chicago, is also behind this current structure and its encompassing North Union development, one of Chicago’s largest single plans currently underway. The overall $1.3 billion project will span multiple blocks of land that had been sold by the nearby Moody Bible Institute.