Bronzeville Lakefront Development. Rendering by GRIT Chicago

CDC Approves $96.9 Million Sale of Former Michael Reese Hospital Site for Bronzeville Lakefront Development

The Community Development Commission has approved the $96.9 million sale of the former Michael Reese Hospital site to the developers of the Bronzeville Lakefront megadevelopment in Bronzeville. Located at 2929 S Ellis Avenue, the property is bound by E 26th Street to the north, E 31st Street to the south, S Vernon Avenue to the west, and S Lake Park Avenue to the east. The developers for the site are a team called GRIT Chicago, composed of Farpoint Development, Loop Capital, Draper & Kramer, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, McLaurin Development, and Bronzeville Community Development Partnership.

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609 W Randolph Street. Rendering by Antunovich Associates

609 W Randolph Street Tops Out in West Loop Gate

Construction has topped out for 609 W Randolph Street, a 15-story mixed-use development near the heart of West Loop Gate. Planned by Vista Property Group and spanning over 100,000 feet, the 211-foot-tall tower is set to house 1,770 square feet of ground-level retail and office use on the remaining 14 floors. The base of the project will also restore and integrate a late 19th-century masonry building, while the new construction will replace a former parking lot.

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