The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development located at 1229 W Randolph Street in West Loop. Located at the intersection of W Randolph Start and N Willard Court, the project site is a corner lot. Currently, a two-story masonry building is located on the property. Thor Equities is the developer behind the proposal.
Construction is wrapping up for a mixed-income residential project known as Elm 551 at Parkside, located at 551 W Elm Street in Near North Side. Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation is behind the project, whose plans include a seven-story mid-rise and a pair of low-rise walk-up buildings. The site was previously occupied by a vacant grass lot that once formed part of the now demolished Cabrini Green homes. The undertaking is the latest phase of a larger development scheme known as Parkside of Old Town.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story, four-dwelling residential building penned for Lake View‘s 3837 N Kenmore Avenue. Listed under the owner 3837 N Kenmore LLC, the project will contain four total dwelling units and a detached four-car garage with a rooftop deck. The development is set to replace a two-story masonry residence and a detached garage in the rear.
Construction is now on the 15th floor of 300 N Michigan Avenue, a 47-story mixed-use skyscraper near the northeast corner of The Loop. Sterling Bay and Magellan Development Group have co-planned the 523-foot-tall tower, which will hold 25,000 square feet of retail, a 280-room citizenM hotel, and 289 apartments on the upper floors when complete.
The Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chicago will launch the Committee on Design as a part of the planning and review process for developments in Chicago. This new committee is aimed to establish a platform for standardized, elevated design while expediting the Department of Planning and Development review process.