Sterling Bay Reveals Updated Plans For West Loop Tower

Developer Sterling Bay has released updated plans for its office development at 360 N Green Street in the West Loop. The Gensler designed building has received a significant height increase although its overall square footage remains largely unchanged. The changes come after a re-evaluation of the post-pandemic office market which is beginning to favor multiple smaller floors or singular boutique spaces over larger single floor layouts.

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1833 N Larrabee Street

New Construction Permit Issued for 1833 N Larrabee Street in Lincoln Park

A permit was approved on Tuesday for a new four-story residential building to be located at 1833 N Larrabee Street in the West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The owner is listed under the name Development Group LLC РNorth Side Branch with plans that include rear stairs on all levels, as well as rear porches on the second, third, and fourth levels. The stairs will continue up to an enclosed rooftop deck. The building will include a basement-level three-car garage, the roof of which will house a second deck. The building will replace a previous structure that has been previously demolished.

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Metra Unveils Preliminary Plans For West Loop Station

Metra has unveiled preliminary plans for a new station and rail flyover for the growing West Loop area. The neighborhood has seen some of the fastest growth of any in Chicago with population numbers nearly doubling in the last five years and the area median income increasing to nearly $120,000 per year, a sharp increase of over $40,000 since its meat-packing days. With a population of roughly 30,000 people and thousands more commuting in for work throughout the day, it has become the next target for Metra service which will force the system to address its largest bottleneck.

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