The John Buck Company has proposed a major two-tower office development at 655 W Madison Street, set to replace a full-block surface parking lot in West Loop Gate. The development will be staggered, beginning with the taller of the two towers. This first tower will stand 36 stories and span 850,000 square feet. The subsequent shorter tower will encompass 650,000 square feet and link to the taller edifice via a shared five-story podium. In an emerging pattern of new West Loop green space, the podium will be topped by a sprawling one-acre urban park.
A renovation permit was issued yesterday for interior alterations to Illinois Masonic Hospital Advance Care, which is located at 900 W Nelson Street in Lake View East. The renovations on this permit are meant to alter the existing hospital as well as enable future expansion on the site. There will be minor demolitions of select walls, ceilings, piping, as well as structural components and ductwork. These are some of the initial steps being taken in a multi-year project to convert the hospital campus.
Demolition permits have officially been issued for 3350 N Ashland Avenue in the Lake View neighborhood. YIMBY previously reported on the upcoming residential development in November 2021. The permits ensure the removal of the existing two-story masonry building to make way for a new four-story residential building with eight new units.
In an ever-growing forest of West Loop cranes, the 15-story condominium development known as Embry has now installed its own tower crane at 21 N May Street. Sulo Development is behind the project, with plans for 58 total residences, scaling from two- to four-bedroom floor plans and ranging in size between 1,828 and 5,187 square feet.
Details have emerged for an upcoming project in the West Loop. The development, known as CA-X, is located at 1032-42 W Jackson Boulevard. Belgravia Group selected Sullivan Goulette & Wilson to craft the design which will feature zigzagging balconies across the , south-facing facade. Due to the alternating positions of the balconies—for example, the second-story balcony “zigs” out from the building, as the third-floor balcony “zags” inward—all the unit’s balconies will have open-air immediately above as the next balcony in the same directional flow is two stories above. The in-and-out pattern allows for unit balconies to have both a sunny and a shaded side. The balconies are 30 feet long and 14 feet at their widest, and eight feet at their narrowest.