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.
This past week, the tower crane has been erected for a new 43-story mixed-use development in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. Planned by Related Midwest and dubbed “900 Randolph,” this 495-foot-tall tower will offer a combination of ground-level retail and 300 apartment units on the above floors. While marketing materials both on-site and on the developer’s website have listed 900 W Randolph Street as the address, a tip to YIMBY indicated that the project would eventually be switched back to its official address, 164 N Peoria Street.
Initial plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1300 W Carroll Avenue in the West Loop. The site on the northwest corner with N Elizabeth Street was once home to the ADM flour mill which developer Sterling Bay recently demolished after acquiring it for $25 million in 2020. Working with designers SOM, the new design is an update from the conceptual placeholder we had seen previously as a part of the 1200 W Carroll development, and is nearby other major projects such as 400 N Elizabeth and the recently started 160 N Elizabeth.
New details and renderings have been revealed for a residential development at 1010 W Madison Street in the West Loop. Located on the northwest corner of the intersection with N Morgan Street, the project dubbed ‘Momad’ is being designed by local firm SCB and will bring condos to a rental dominated market. Replacing a vacant parking lot, developer Fulton Street Companies continues to expand in the neighborhood with other notable projects including 1045 W Fulton, 1201 W Fulton, and an undisclosed 430-unit project at 1325 W Randolph Street.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of 160 N Morgan Street in West Loop. The approval clears the way for the bKL-designed structure to rise near the CTA Green Line Morgan stop, adjacent to the popular late-night spot Federales. Developer Sterling Bay continues to leave its mark across the once meat-packing neighborhood with the new mixed-use structure featuring ground-floor retail to complement the surrounding area.