The Chicago City Council has approved two developments consisting of three buildings in the West Loop. The two include the life-science high-rise at 400 N Elizabeth Street and a pair of mixed-use skyscrapers at 315 N May Street and 1112 W Carroll Avenue. The two approvals mark a move forward in densifying the western edge of the rapidly growing neighborhood and brings both a step closer to the groundbreaking. As the post-pandemic demand continues to be unpredictable, the two will join millions of square feet of office space and thousands of residential units being delivered and proposed in the area.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved two projects bringing a total of three new towers to the ever-growing West Loop. Both projects have recently gone through design updates after receiving feedback from the Committee on Design and will now be able to move forward to the Chicago City Council for final approval. The projects consist of the two-tower project at 315 N May Street and 1112 W Carroll Avenue and the new life-science building at 400 N Elizabeth Street.
New revised plans have been revealed for a life-science development at 400 N Elizabeth Street in the West Loop. Developer Mark Goodman & Associates presented the plans for the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed tower to the West Loop Community Organization last week. In the meeting they exemplified their collaboration with the neighbors of nearby lofts buildings and the Chicago Department of Transportation among others that led to the updated design.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 1130 N State Street in the Gold Coast. The project site is located on a corner lot at the intersection of N State Street and W Elm Street. Currently the property is occupied by a shuttered Barnes and Noble store and a surface parking lot. Newcastle Limited is in charge of the development.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a two-tower proposed mixed-use development located at 601 W Monroe Street in West Loop Gate. Located on a rectangular lot, the site sits along W Monroe Street, spanning the entire width of the block from S Jefferson Street to S Desplaines Street. Currently a surface parking lot, the parcel is directly adjacent to Heritage Green Park. Pacific Reach Properties is the developer behind the proposal.