This week, an official groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new eight-story office building known as ALLY, located at 1229 W Concord Street along Chicago’s North Branch corridor. The building will serve as the first step in a much larger masterplan known as Lincoln Yards, set to transform the former industrial zone into a 21st century community.
Developer Sterling Bay has released updated plans for its office development at 360 N Green Street in the West Loop. The Gensler designed building has received a significant height increase although its overall square footage remains largely unchanged. The changes come after a re-evaluation of the post-pandemic office market which is beginning to favor multiple smaller floors or singular boutique spaces over larger single floor layouts.
Demolition of the former Archer Daniels Midland Wheat Mill (ADM) is now complete, with a secondary twist seen on its grounds. The property, located at 1300 W Carroll Avenue in West Loop and owned by Sterling Bay, has now installed a sign with several clues that construction may be around the corner.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 160 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Slightly revised plans for the bKL Architecture-designed residential high-rise were presented by developer Sterling Bay as they continue to build up the former meat packing industrial area. Facing N Morgan street, the site which once held a drive-thru bank turned Gucci store pop-up, will give residents direct access to restaurant row, the CTA Green Line, and next door Federales bar.
Last week, structural work reached the 510-foot-tall pinnacle of a new 47-story mixed-use skyscraper, located at 300 N Michigan Avenue in The Loop. The development is a joint-partnership between Sterling Bay and Magellan Development Group, whose plans entail a combination of retail in the base, a hotel on floors six through 15, and apartments on floors 17 through 45.