Construction has wrapped up on the renovation of the Skydeck at the Willis Tower in The Loop. The completion of the work is a milestone in the larger transformation of the 110-story Willis Tower, built in 1973 and the tallest building in the world for 25 years. Blackstone Group and EQ Office are the developers and owners of the Willis Tower.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story multi-unit residential building and detached garage, located at 1534 W Augusta Boulevard in Noble Square. Jerzey Wasala of Hilo Inc. is the filing owner, whose plans involve a three-story, three-unit residential building. Units will comprise of two simplexes and one duplex-down, and the structure will stand 36 feet above grade. A zoning ordinance was passed in July of last year allowing the property to convert from RS-3 Residential Single-Unit (Detached House) to RM-4.5 Residential Multi-Unit District, thereby allowing for the development to proceed.
The Chicago City Council has approved a mixed-use development located at 37 S Sangamon Street in West Loop. Located across from Mary Bartelme Park, the project site is a corner lot at the intersection of S Sangamon Street and W Monroe Street. Fern Hill is the developer behind the proposal.
Podium facade work has begun for The Bentham, a 14-story mixed-use building at 146 W Erie Street in River North. Formerly the site of an auto body shop, the near-complete project has been planned and designed by Sedgwick Development. Programming will offer 2,556 square feet of ground-level retail and 31 condominiums on the above floors.
Construction permits were recently issued for a five-story mixed-use development at 825 E 61st Street in Woodlawn. 5 Seasons Development Company is the permit’s listed owner, whose plans include ground-floor retail space, 56 units, a rooftop deck and stair enclosures, and an elevator. Parking will comprise of a 21-car ground-level garage and eight exterior parking spaces. The new structure will replace a vacant grass lot.