Yesterday, the renovated plaza officially opened at the base of the 83-story Aon Center, located at the 200 E Randolph Street address in New Eastside. Owner 601W Companies overhauled the half-acre outdoor venue as part of a larger effort to modernize the iconic 1,136-foot supertall, whose eventual plans will include an observatory, thrill ride, and glass elevator.
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) confirms plans to finish building nearly 100 miles of new and improved bike lanes over the next year throughout the City of Chicago. In a collaboration with the Chicago Community Cycling Network, the city will continue to work with locals to identify gaps in the current bike network system as the number of bikers increase every year.
Construction has been approved for two nearly identical residential buildings at 4645-47 N Clark Street in Uptown. Clark Estate LLC is the developer behind the four-story twin edifices, which will yield a total of six units, according to the approved permits. The new construction is set to replace two two-story buildings, which were demolished early 2020.
New plans have been revealed for a Guinness brewery and taproom at 375 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Developed in collaboration with Guinness and local developer Fred Latsko, the Pennsylvania Railroad terminal building will be turned into the nation’s second Guinness taproom behind the company’s Baltimore location which opened in 2018. Bound by W Kinzie Street to the north, N Peoria Street to the east where the current main entrance is, and Metra tracks to the south, Guinness expressed that its industrial location and rail history made the property the right choice for them.
This week, Chicago YIMBY stopped by the newly renovated outdoor terrace behind the Michigan Plaza office complex, which occupies two international-style buildings at 205 and 225 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside. The roughly one-acre venue will connect to the now offer various activities, such as a putting green, a fire pit, a bocce court, and a bar. Prior to construction, the parcel offered an open plaza space with much sparser vegetation and seating.