Construction has begun for a 24-story mixed-use tower at 360 N Green Street in Fulton Market District. The 399-foot high rise developed by Sterling Bay will feature two retail spaces spanning a total of 5,400 square feet, along with offices as the primary programming. This project is set to replace a former vacant lot at the northeast corner of the rapidly developing neighborhood. Nearly 100 feet taller than adjacent projects like 333 N Green Street and 800 W Fulton Market, 360 N Green Street will add a dramatic presence to the emerging West Loop skyline.
The tower crane has now been installed for 920 N Wells Street in Near North Side, where Chicago-based developer JDL has planned an 18-story mixed-use building. This structure is the first stepping stone in a massive new development known as North Union, occupying 8.1 acres on property formerly owned by the Moody Bible Institute. Bolstered by JDL’s partnership with Square Mile Capital and Intercontinental Real Estate, North Union will provide six million square feet of new floor space (equivalent to roughly 1.5 Willis Towers), 2,656 residential units, a wide range of commercial spaces, and over 100,000 square feet of public areas. With its tallest tower approaching 700 feet, the $1.3 billion scheme will shift the northern skyline’s center of gravity further west.
Significant construction progress can be seen for Structured Development‘s Shops at Big Deahl masterplan, situated on an elbow-shaped property in Near North Side’s Clybourn Corridor area. This $250 million, four-building development is already a quarter complete, having completed three-story climbing gym called Movement Lincoln Park in 2021. With Power Construction as the general contractor, the remaining three buildings are now rising in tandem, and will serve as a new mixed-use hub for the primarily retail and residential neighborhood. As part of the developer’s plans for the site, there will also be a small urban park at the south end with greenery, terraces, and seating areas.
A caisson permit has been issued for the 12-story residential addition located at 140 N Ashland Avenue in Near West Side. This mixed-use development involves integrating the new building with an existing five-story masonry from the 1920s at the south end of the site. Marquette Companies is the developer behind the new mixed-use project planned for the site.
Facade installation can be seen making substantial progress for the glassy new life sciences center known as ALLY at 1229 W Concord, the first building in Sterling Bay’s 55-acre Lincoln Yards mega-development along the North Branch of Chicago River.