The Chicago City Council has approved the landmark designation of the Morton Salt Warehouse Complex in West Town. Addressed at 1357 N Elston Avenue, the complex is located at the intersection of N Elston Avenue and W Blackhawk Street. The eastern edge of the site is along the northern branch of the Chicago River. Blue Star Properties and R2 Companies are the developers and owners behind the complex.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building at 817 N Rockwell Street in West Town. The filing owner has been listed as 817 N. Rockwell LLC, with plans for three dwellings, a basement, a rooftop deck and stair enclosure, and a detached three-car garage with a separate rooftop deck. The development is set to replace a two-floor masonry residential building.
Metal cladding is progressing rapidly at 1525 N Elston Avenue, a six-story topped-out office building in West Town. Prior to the current work, the site was occupied by a two and a half-story residential building and a three-story mixed-use building.
Construction is now above street level for Inspire West Town, an eight-story mixed-use development by Bond Companies located at 1140 W Erie Street. The 108-foot-tall West Town development will house ground-level retail and a total of 113 rental units. Six of these units will be affordable, while an additional 17 will be provided off site under the Affordable Requirements Ordinance.
Exterior walls have climbed another level for 15 N Elizabeth Street near the western edge of West Loop. The underway five-story condominium building is a three-part effort under the name 15 N Elizabeth LLC, which consists of Ranquist Development Group, Jodi Development, and Campbell Coyle.