Aerial View of 160 N Morgan Street. Rendering by bKL Architecture

West Loop’s 160 N Morgan Clenches 8th Place In Year-End Countdown

Quickly rising into the 8th place of this year’s countdown is the mixed-use tower at 160 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Located just north of famed W Randolph Street in the growing neighborhood, the project recently had its first pieces of facade installed as it grows next to neighborhood stalwart Federales who just announced a Logan Square outpost. Developer Sterling Bay partnered with the Colorado-based equity firm Ascentris, both of which are also working on the 11th place of the countdown 225 N Elizabeth nearby, with bKL Architecture leading the design.

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Department of Planning and Development Seeks Feedback on Altenheim Line Framework Plan

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is asking for community feedback on the Altenheim Line Framework Plan. This plan centers around the goal of creating opportunities for developments anchored around a new elevated two-mile stretch of recreational trail touching the North Lawndale, East Garfield Park, and West Garfield Park neighborhoods.

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Aerial View of 150 E Ontario Street. Rendering by Lucien LaGrange Studio

Foundation Work Gives Way to Vertical Construction at 150 E Ontario Street in Streeterville

Taking ninth place in our year-end construction countdown, the 28-story hotel at 150 E Ontario Street is gearing up to rise in Streeterville. Developed by The Prime Group, the 345-foot-tall project will be the next location for the Spanish hotel brand RIU Hotels and Resorts, offering a total of 388 rooms. Additionally, a ground-level cafe will be situated at the southeast corner of the tower base.

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Residential Development Proposed At 455 W Briar Place In Lake View East

Plans have been revealed for a new residential development at 453-455 W Briar Place in Lake View East. Located east of N Broadway and near Lincoln Park, the new structure will replace two existing multi-story homes built in the early 1900s that together make up a 9,180-square-foot lot. Locally-based GVP Development is leading the proposal along with design firm SGW Architecture who aims to mimic the style of its surroundings.

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