Renovation is now visible and in full swing for the Victor F. Lawson House, a 24-story Near North Side high rise, which was built in 1931. Located at 30 W Chicago Avenue and formerly a YMCA, developer Holsten Real Estate plans to convert the 272-foot structure to 408 apartment units, deconverted from 538 single room occupancy. Programming will also include on-site social services and ground-level retail.
Near North Side
Structural work can be seen for 808 N Cleveland Avenue, a 23-story mixed-use development in Near North Side. At a height of 284 feet, the DAC Developments project is one of the taller recent projects to kick off in the area, helping to add additional density along the Chicago Avenue corridor. Since the last update, the remaining foundation work has taken place, while the core and superstructure have begun to climb above grade.
Final facade work is underway for the three-building development known as Schiller Place Apartments, each rising four stories under the addresses 711-749 W Schiller Street in Near North Side. This residential undertaking has been planned by Evergreen Real Estate and Structured Development, whose plans include 16 apartment dwellings within each building, for a total of 48. These residences will vary between one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Other features include a leasing office in the easternmost building, landscaping and street improvements, as well as 18 surface parking spaces in the rear.
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.
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.