This week, YIMBY attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for 345 N Morgan Street, an 11-story mixed-use building in Fulton Market District. This new development features new ground-level retail topped by offices on the upper floors. Continuing the trend of high-amenity, high-flexibility office space to be built in Fulton Market, the 200,000 square-foot structure highlights the neighborhood’s increasing densification and expanding urban footprint. Although only 11 floors, the 178-foot-tall development by Sterling Bay still measures up to many of the surrounding projects and planned developments.
New permits have been issued for the residential conversion of the St. Boniface church at 1356 W Chestnut Street in West Town. Located on the northeast corner with N Noble Street, the long-standing church will finally see work begin on its units after multiple years of setbacks which involved the preservation of some interior elements previously set to be removed. Developer ZSD Corp is leading the project and working with SPACE Architects + Planners on this first phase of work.
A permit was approved earlier this week for a second new three-story residential building at 2733 W Maypole Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. This is a sister build to a twin project from the same team which will be located at 2727 W Maypole Avenue. The owner is listed as Darlena W Burnett, and the current plans indicate this project will yield six total dwelling units. The front of the building will be outfitted with balconies. The project will be fenced and feature a seven-vehicle parking pad at the rear. The lot is currently vacant.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 330 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side. Located on the northeast corner with N Orleans Street, the vacant site was occasionally used for outdoor fitness classes and as a parking lot over the last two years. Developers Draper & Kramer and BlitzLake Partners have tapped local architecture firm FitzGerald Associates on the design for the structure that will be near the upcoming North Union mega-development.
Construction has now topped out for 2317 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The four-story mixed-use building is being developed by 2300 N Clark LLC, with plans for 2,228 square feet of retail with 73 feet of frontage. This first-floor commercial space will be topped by 35 rental apartments along the three upper floors.