Plans Revealed For Mixed-Use Tower At 1300 W Lake Street

Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1300 W Lake Street in the West Loop. Located on the northwest corner with W Lake Street the proposal continues to grow the neighborhood’s skyline west and will replace an existing two-story commercial building and its adjoining parking lot. Developer Loukas Development is working with local design firms bKL Architecture, Confluence, and DLA Piper on the new high-rise to be presented in front of the Committee on Design next Wednesday.

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516 S Loomis Street

Exterior Fills Out For Rush Specialty Hospital In Little Italy

Window installation is now wrapping up for the new Rush Specialty Hospital at 516 S Loomis Street in Little Italy, part of the Rush University Medical Campus expansion. This new facility, currently under construction, will offer 135,000 square feet of new space and house 100 beds dedicated to acute, rehabilitation, and long-term care. The hospital will be located just east of the Joan and Paul Rubschlager building, which is currently under construction on its parking garage. The new building will be adjacent to an empty lot that could potentially house up to 855,000 square feet of programming in the future.

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Project Round-Up: Construction And Funding For Racine Blue Line And Homeless Shelter In Garfield Park

In a round-up of smaller projects; a construction contract has been awarded for renovations to the CTA Racine Blue Line station and funding has been announced for a veterans shelter in Garfield Park. The CTA station is located at 430 S Racine Avenue just east of the Illinois Medical District and runs in the center of the highway below. The shelter will be located at 4941 W Chicago Avenue and repurposes an existing building to provide much needed resources to military veterans experiencing homelessness.

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