With construction having topped out this past summer, facade pieces continue their installation along The Reed, a 41-story residential tower at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. With 440 total units, the building is the second structure to be added to Lendlease‘s seven-acre master plan known as Southbank.
An updated completion date has been announced for the upcoming CTA Damen Green Line Station, located at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side neighborhood. Located on the southwest corner with the namesake street of N Damen Avenue, the new structure replaces a vacant lot that was once densely packed and previously held a station. The Chicago Transit Authority is leading the project with local architecture firm Perkins & Will in charge of its design.
New funding has been secured for the expansion of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center at 303 E Superior Street in Streeterville. Located just east of the intersection with N Fairbanks Court, the current structure operated by Northwestern University is sandwiched between two medical office high-rises near their downtown hospital. The university, which recently announced a redesign of Ryan Field in Evanston, is now moving forward with its second phase which is expected to use the same team as phase one including global firm Perkins & Will along with engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti.
The Chicago City Council has approved the mixed-use development at 914 W 63rd Street in Englewood. Located on the northeast corner of the intersection with S Halsted Parkway, the proposal dubbed ‘Englewood Thrive’ will be replacing a large vacant lot just west of Englewood Connect which broke ground recently. Developer DL3 Realty is working with the local office of Perkins & Will on the design of the multi-phase project which hopes to foster growth and provide new housing in the changing area.
Permits have been issued for the upcoming Green Line CTA station located at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side. YIMBY previously reported on the upcoming stop which will service the growing west side area, as well as the nearby United Center. The project has experienced several setbacks in the timeline mainly due to budgeting issues. The station was announced in 2017 and was originally planned to open in 2020.