A new permit has been issued for a three-story residential building located at 1627 W Warren Boulevard in the Near West Side neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as 1625 W Warren LLC. Per…
Claiming the second place in the Chicago YIMBY 2021 countdown is the east tower of One Chicago, which tops out at 971 feet tall in River North. Part of One Chicago’s two-building complex is the west tower which claimed the sixth place in the countdown, the structures replaced a parking lot that once belonged to the Holy Name Cathedral across the street. Developer JDL teamed up with Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners on the Art Deco-inspired skyscraper which also claims the eighth tallest spot in the skyline per CTBUH.
Parking lot demolition and excavation has begun for a new nine-story commercial addition at 732 W Randolph Street, located just west of the Kennedy Expressway in Fulton Market District. Acosta Ezgur is the developer behind the planned structure, which would integrate with a pair of mid-rise buildings adjacently east. The shorter of the two at 730 W Randolph Street is a six-story historic landmark that houses both office and retail. Just east is the 12-story 720 W Randolph Street, which contains condominiums and flexible commercial space. Combined, the planned addition and the two existing structures have been dubbed “Randolph Office Center.”
At the confluence of the Chicago River, a 60-story office tower nears its full height. Salesforce Tower, the third tallest construction project in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown, will eventually stand 835 feet above the river bank once it completes in 2023. Located at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza, the skyscraper will serve as the third and final addition to the Wolf Point masterplan in River North. This larger scheme is the site of a long-undeveloped parking lot that is owned by the Joseph P. Kennedy Family. Together with developer Hines, the two parties have planned three edifices on this parcel, just in front of the former Chicago Sun Times building.
The seven winners of the We Rise Together grant have been announced across the south and west sides in predominantly Black and Latino communities. The $6.7 million grant is the result of a program from the Chicago Community Trust that began in 2020 as the pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and is aimed at assisting the areas recover. Learning from the recession, the winners range from small businesses to new construction representing the resilience of all Chicago’s neighborhoods.