Over this past weekend near the northern edge of South Loop, an army of concrete trucks could be seen pouring the foundation of Chicago’s fourth tallest construction project. Known as 1000M after its 1000 S Michigan Avenue address, this 73-story residential skyscraper will rise 805 feet and house 738 rental apartment units.
Plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of an existing building at 5021 S Wabash Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located just north of E 51st Street, the project site includes a large empty lot along with the aforementioned small structure. The project comes as the answer to a 2021 RFP by the city to help bolster the commercial presence near and on 51st, the winning entry dubbed ‘Soul City Kitchens’ is being led by Urban Equities with local design firm SmithGroup re-imagining the lot.
A permit was issued yesterday for a four-story mixed-use building located at 1515 W 18th Street in the Lower West Side neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Michael Fox and plans indicate that the ground floor will be used as a commercial space. The remaining floors will be residential and should result in three total dwelling units. The building is equipped with a basement and an enclosed rooftop deck. The planned structure will fill an empty lot.
Updated details has been released for a mixed-use development at 170 N Green Street in the West Loop. Located just north of W Randolph Street, the multi-structure project will replace the old Bridgford Foods plant which was vacated in 2020 and is currently being demolished. The joint venture developers of St. Louis-based Clayco’s real estate division CRG and West Loop native Shapack Partners, have tapped the Chicago-based architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on the new design.
With final touches now underway for River North’s six-story 61 W Erie Street, it has been reported that the former condominium development by LG Development will switch in function to a boutique Sonder venue for medium-term stays. The news comes as a bounce back for the hotel industry, with a demand for hospitality-oriented companies like Sonder helping to lead this resurgence.