This week, the “Dead by Design” series of cancelled Chicago towers will focus its spotlight on One North Wacker Drive, an 83-story office tower in The Loop. In 1989, real estate developer Harvey Walken first proposed the 1,276-foot edifice, which at the time would have made it fourth tallest in the world behind only the Sears (now Willis) Tower and New York’s twin towers.
The Chicago Development Commission has approved plans for the industrial complex at 4300 W Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale. Bound by S Kildare Avenue, S Kostner Avenue, and W 5th Avenue, the project will replace a large swath of land intersected by rail lines down the middle. Part of the Invest South/West initiative, the proposal comes to us from 548 Developments and Related Midwest with various design firms including Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Ware Malcomb, and SITE Design Group.
Permits were issued on Friday for the construction of a new four-story mixed-use construction located at 6355 N Glenwood Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Variable Properties LLC and plans indicate there will be retail on the first floor, and six total units spread across the second through fourth floors. While no reference is made to on-site parking, the permit indicates there will be an elevator installed as well as a masonry trash enclosure.
Initial details have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 415 N Sangamon Street in the West Loop. Located on the corner with W Kinzie Street directly across from the upcoming Guinness Brewery, the new proposal will incorporate the existing multi-story structure on site and occupy the adjacent vacant lot. The developer Fortem Voluntas Partners is led by ex-Sterling Bay leasing agent Joy Jordan. According to Crain’s, they have partnered up with local architecture firm Eckenhoff Saunders on the design of the sleek new tower.
A demolition permit has been issued for the former La Strada restaurant at 151 N Michigan Avenue, paving the way for a new three-story commercial building. The project is being spearheaded by BJB Partners, with plans for 15,000 square feet of leasable space.