The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 160 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Slightly revised plans for the bKL Architecture-designed residential high-rise were presented by developer Sterling Bay as they continue to build up the former meat packing industrial area. Facing N Morgan street, the site which once held a drive-thru bank turned Gucci store pop-up, will give residents direct access to restaurant row, the CTA Green Line, and next door Federales bar.
Site prep can be seen progressing for the Obama Presidential Center, a three-building masterplan by The Obama Foundation now underway in Hyde Park. The project will occupy a portion of Jackson Park’s western edge, and will be oriented around a central plaza space that will accommodate planned events and public artwork. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Interactive Design Architects will serve are the architects involved in the building design, while Michael van Valkenburgh Associates, Site Design Group, and Living Habitats have overseen the landscape architecture.
Construction permits have been issued for a new five-story mixed-use building located at 4920 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square. The developer, Marta Landrosh Properties, plans for ground-level retail and 14 total condominium dwellings on the upper four floors. This new project is set to replace a former one-story masonry commercial building.
Last week, structural work reached the 510-foot-tall pinnacle of a new 47-story mixed-use skyscraper, located at 300 N Michigan Avenue in The Loop. The development is a joint-partnership between Sterling Bay and Magellan Development Group, whose plans entail a combination of retail in the base, a hotel on floors six through 15, and apartments on floors 17 through 45.
The Chicago Committee on Zoning has approved rezoning for a new residential development at 547 W Oak Street in Near North Side. Developer Brinshore-Michaels Development, LLC is teaming up with Pappageorge Haymes Architects to bring a new apartment building to an empty lot at the corner of W Oak Street and N Larrabee Street. Located on the south end of the former Cabrini-Green area, the project will benefit from being located near the new Halsted Pointe development and Sterling Bay’s recently renovated 600 West Chicago Avenue.