The Reed at 234 W Polk Street. Rendering by Perkins + Will

Foundation Work Begins for The Reed in South Loop

Caisson work has kicked off for The Reed, a 41-story residential tower along the river in South Loop. Situated at 234 W Polk Street, the 447-foot-tall structure serves as the second phase of a larger five-building development by Lendlease known as Southbank. This masterplan was formerly occupied by a large grass parcel that had long been vacant. Underneath this land were a series of freight tunnels that have undergone a sealing process over the past few months, thereby allowing The Reed to proceed.

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1917 S Jefferson Street

Permits Issued for 1917 S Jefferson Street in East Pilsen

Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building situated at 1917 S Jefferson Street in East Pilsen. The development, filed under 1917 Jefferson Partners, LLC, will provide four total units, as well as a basement, a rooftop deck, and rooftop stair enclosure. Parking will consist of a two-car garage integrated in the first floor, as well as a detached two-car garage. The developer had also received an approval in 2019 to integrate residential use in the ground floor. The new structure is set to replace a previously vacant lot.

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