At eighth place in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 300 N Michigan Avenue, a 47-story mixed-use skyscraper developed by Sterling Bay at the northeast corner of The Loop. Rising 523 feet to its pinnacle, this nearly complete tower will house retail within its podium, a hotel on floors six to 15, and apartments on the 17th through 46th floors. The hotel portion will be a 280-key CitizenM, while the residential portion, dubbed “Millie on Michigan” will yield a total of 289 rental units.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 1203 N California Avenue in Humboldt Park. Located on the corner with W Division Street, the project replaces an empty lot and is being developed by the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation with architects Pappageorge Haymes Partners. Rising on Paseo Boricua, the building will contribute to the growing neighborhood with an 89 percent Latino population.
A permit was issued yesterday for a new two-story residential building located at 1831 W Berenice Avenue in the North Center neighborhood. The owner is listed as Scott Stephen and the plans indicate this project will feature two total dwelling units, a basement level, and an attached rooftop deck. There will also be three on-site parking spots. The project comes just after the approval for permits issued to the same owner on the neighboring shared property which YIMBY reported on in November.
Coming in at ninth place in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 900 Randolph in the Fulton Market District. The mixed-use tower marks what is the first of many coming skyscrapers in the neighborhood that will redefine the city skyline and largely expand it west, the structure itself will top out at 495 feet tall, far above anything surrounding it. Developer Related Midwest selected the acclaimed New York-based firm Morris Adjmi Architects for the industrial-style building directly north of famed restaurant row.
Just south of the CTA L’s Ashland station, fencing can be seen around a three-story midcentury building, which upon its imminent demolition will be replaced by a new 12-story mixed-use building development. This 154-foot-tall project by Marquette Companies will integrate with a five-story 1920’s-era building at the south end of the block. The 140 N Ashland Avenue property previously housed the Women’s Treatment Center, whose operations are currently downsizing and prompted the organization to relocate.