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  • Construction is underway on a Chicago-area industrial facility that could be used as a distribution center or a manufacturing hub. Bratt Capital Partners LLC is developing the 98,000-square-foot building, located at 475 Miles Parkway in Bartlett, that’s slated for delivery in the second quarter of 2023.

    Read more at Biz Journals

  • Updated plans have been revealed for the community facility at 5112 W Harrison Street in Austin. Occupying a whole city block bound by S Leamington Avenue to the east and S Laramie Avenue to the west, the project is a massive expansion to BUILD Chicago’s existing center which focuses on gang intervention with local youth. The proposal recently broke ground and finally received approval for an additional floor to the addition which is being led by BUILD themselves with Landon Bone Baker Architects working on the design.
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport Gets The Green Light

    Nov 29, 2022 Staff, Construction Index
    Jamie Rhea, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, which owns and operates the airport, said: “Today’s news from the FAA gives us a clear path forward to start construction on the Termina ...
  • Renovation permits have been issued for the new home of the National Public Housing Museum and associated apartments at 925 S. Ada. As part of Roosevelt Square Phase 3B, the development will be conver ...
  • The City Council has approved a redevelopment agreement for Thrive Englewood, a mixed-use affordable development at 914 W. 63rd. Currently vacant, the irregularly shaped site is located at the corner ...
  • City Council approves NOMA

    Nov 15, 2022 Lukas Kugler

    The Chicago City Council has approved NOMA, a multi-phased development planned for a collection of sites all generally bound by N. Desplaines St, W. Hubbard St., N. Halsted St, and W. Ohio St. Originally revealed by Urbanize back in June, the multi-tower development surrounding the former Salvation Army building is being developed by Shapack Partners, with Alec and Jennifer Litowitz as capital partners.

    Rising 111 feet, the 30,000 square foot addition will be setback 10 feet from the front facade on its first floor and another 10 feet on the second floor. Providing 141 hotel rooms, the addition will also allow for a new amenity deck for hotel guests. On the ground floor, a restaurant space has been added that will include space inside a one-story building on the north side that is from the 1960s. The iconic water tower on top of the building will be retained as part of the project.

    Read more at Urbanize Chicago

  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 1047 N Rush Street in the Near North Side. Located just south of the intersection with E Cedar Street, the new project will add some ...
  • Construction has topped out for HUGO, a two-building mixed-use project by LG Development in River North. Located at 751 N Hudson Avenue and 411 W Chicago Avenue, the pair of nine-story structures will ...
  • 1000M Reaches Main Tower Portion in South Loop

    Oct 19, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Now that the slanted cantilever section above the podium is complete, structural work has begun on the main tower component for the 73-story 1000M residential building at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in Sou ...
  • CDC Approves TIF for Aspire Center

    Oct 19, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Community Development Commission has approved $7.25 million in TIF funding for the proposed Aspire Center. Located at 5500 W. Madison, the project looks to reuse the former Robert Emmet Public Sch ...
  • Transit TIF Approved for Red Line Extension

    Oct 18, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Community Development Commission has approved plans for a Transit TIF to support the funding of the Red Line Extension. Originally promised by then Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1969, the Red Line Ext ...
  • The Chicago Committee on Design has reviewed updated plans for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) within The 78 mega-development near the South Loop. It will be located on the southwestern edge of ...
  • $18.7 Million in TIF Approved for 3831 W. Chicago

    Oct 17, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Community Development Commission has approved $18.7 million in TIF and the sale of city-owned land for 3831 W. Chicago. Planned by 548 Capital, the project will occupy a block long site between N. ...
  • DAC Developments is now disassembling the tower crane at 808 N Cleveland Avenue, a 23-story mixed-use tower in Near North Side. The topped-out high rise is taking the place of an overgrown trapezoidal ...
  • 4600 N. Marine Breaks Ground

    Oct 16, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Lincoln Property Company has officially celebrated groundbreaking on their development at 4600 N. Marine. Set to rise on the site of an existing surface parking at Weiss Hospital, the project will ove ...
  • A groundbreaking was held Oct. 7 at the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus where construction is now underway to build a Center for Performing Arts. River City Construction, LLC, of Peoria has ...
  • Steel has now risen above grade for the University Of Illinois Chicago Computer Design Research and Learning Center, a five-story addition to the existing Science and Engineering Labs building at 900 ...
  • Initial construction permits have been issued for the mixed-use development at 5259 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square. Located on the southeastern corner with W Foster Avenue, the new structure will ...
  • Two graduate programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago were among the first cohort to earn Zero Energy Design Designation (ZEDD), a program recognizing academic coursework focu ...
  • Topped-Out 1044 W Van Buren Street Makes Headway in West Loop

    Oct 10, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    With cladding not far behind, structural work has now topped out for 1044 W Van Buren Street, an 18-story mixed-use high rise along the southern edge of West Loop. Previously a two-story masonry build ...
  • The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for the mixed-use development at 301 E 43rd Street in Bronzeville. Located on the southeast corner with S Prairie Avenue, the proposal replaces an ex ...
  • 210 N. Aberdeen Scores Full Building Permit

    Oct 09, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A full building permit has been issued for the mixed-use development at 210 N. Aberdeen. Planned on an irregularly shaped site that reaches to N. May St to the west and down to W. Lake St to the south ...
  • City Celebrates Groundbreaking for Englewood Connect

    Oct 08, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently joined Englewood community members to break ground on Englewood Connect, a $13.9 million culinary food hub that will occupy the historic Engine Co. 84 firehouse at 6204 S ...
  • Cassidy on Canal Breaks Ground at 350 N. Canal

    Oct 05, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Urbanize recently attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Cassidy on Canal. Located at 350 N. Canal, the development is being planned by Chicago-based The Habitat Company in collaboration with joint ...
  • Chicago City Council has approved the 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, requiring new buildings to be constructed with stronger energy efficiency and electrification standards to promote decarb ...
  • Updated Design Revealed for 330 N. Green

    Sep 29, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Sterling Bay has unveiled a revised design for 330 N. Green. Located at the corner of W. Wayman St and N. Green St, the new building will stand across from Sterling Bay’s 333 N. Green and currently un ...
  • City Announces LaSalle Street Reimagined Program in the Loop

    Sep 29, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago YIMBY
    The City of Chicago has announced a new program which seeks to revitalize the aging LaSalle Street corridor in The Loop. Dubbed LaSalle Street Reimagined, the program launched this week with an Invita ...
  • Exterior Draws Toward Completion for Platform 4611 in Uptown

    Sep 28, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Final facade work is underway for a nine-story mixed-use building known as “Platform 4611”, located at 4611 N Broadway in Uptown. The 103-foot-tall project is being developed by John Buck Company and  ...
  • Final Design Revealed for Discovery Partners HQ

    Sep 26, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Announced by Governor JB Pritzker and the University of Illinois System’s Discovery Partners Institute, the final design for the Discovery Partners Institute headquarters has been revealed. Planned fo ...
  • 210 N Aberdeen Goes Vertical in Fulton Market

    Sep 26, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Construction is now above grade for a 19-story mixed-use building at 210 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market. The planned 214-foot-tall structure by LG Development Group will include 363 apartment unit ...
  • The Chicago Community Development Commission has approved financing for the residential development at 9633 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Pullman. Located north of the intersection with E 99th Street and ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new mixed-use medical facility at 4800 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located on the corner with E 48th Street, the new project replaces a large ...
  • Full Building Permit Issued for Cassidy on Canal

    Sep 24, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A full building permit has been issued for Cassidy on Canal, located at 344 N. Canal. Formerly the site of the current Cassidy Tire Building, the new project will occupy the now cleared site which sit ...
  • Land Sale Approved for 4731 S. Cottage Grove

    Sep 22, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Community Development Commission has approved the sale of city-owned land for 4731 S. Cottage Grove. Made up of seven city-owned lots, the project site sits along S. Cottage Grove, spanning from E ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new mixed-use building at 1043 N Rush Street in the Near North Side. Located just north of the intersection with E Oak Street, across the street from the wed ...
  • Facade Underway for Inspire West Town at 1140 W Erie Street

    Sep 20, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Extensive facade Installation can be seen for an eight-story mixed-use development known as “Inspire West Town,” located at 1140 W Erie Street in the West Town neighborhood. Bond Companies is the deve ...
  • CoD Reviews Bally’s Casino Plan

    Sep 19, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Committee on Design has reviewed Bally’s plan for its upcoming casino at 777 W. Chicago. Sited along the Chicago River, the casino will replace the existing Chicago Tribune printing facility, reac ...
  • Facade Installation Begins for 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop

    Sep 19, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Glass and metal installation has begun for CMK Companies’ 1400 S Wabash Avenue, a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. Set to stand 350 feet, the tower will contain a combination of ground-leve ...
  • Sterling Bay Plans Residential Tower at 2031 N. Kingsbury

    Sep 18, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A zoning application has been filed for a new residential tower at 2031 N. Kingsbury. Planned by Sterling Bay, the project site is directly across the street from the Lincoln Yards North project site. ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission approved Thursday a plan to renovate a vacant warehouse building in the Armour Square neighborhood on the South Side into dozens of solar-powered apartments. Developer A.J. ...
  • Sterling Bay Breaks Ground on 225 N. Elizabeth

    Sep 15, 2022 Lukas Kugler - URBANIZE Chicago
    Sterling Bay has broken ground on their latest Fulton Market project at 225 N. Elizabeth. Teaming up again with Ascentris, a Denver-based real estate private equity firm, the team will redevelop a cur ...
  • New permits have been issued for the third structure set to rise within the North Union mega development at 232 W Chestnut Street in the Near North Side. Located towards the western end of the larger ...
  • Crown Installed at Salesforce Tower Chicago in River North

    Sep 14, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Crown installation can be seen for the 60-story Salesforce Tower at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza in River North. The mixed-use, primarily office tower is the third and final phase of the Wolf Point masterpl ...
  • Demo Permits Issued for 151 N. Michigan

    Sep 13, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Demolition permits have been issued for a vacant restaurant building at 151 N. Michigan. Located on a small site overlooking Millennium Park, the parcel sits at the intersection of W. Randolph St and ...
  • 344 N. Canal Lands Foundation Permit

    Sep 12, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A foundation permit has been issued 344 N. Canal. Formerly the site of the current Cassidy Tire Building, the new project will occupy the now cleared site which sits just south of W. Kinzie St in the ...
  • Since July’s update, foundation work has made extensive progress for Sterling Bay’s mixed-use development at 360 N Green Street in Fulton Market District. The planned 24-story tower will house 5,400 s ...
  • New details have been revealed for the groundbreaking of the mixed-use development at 1245 W Fulton Market Street in the West Loop. Located on the intersection with N Elizabeth Street, the new structu ...
  • Final exterior work is now underway for the 33-story residential tower at 354 N Union Avenue in Fulton River District. The glassy 410-foot-tall edifice is being developed by Onni, and will ultimately ...
  • Updated Vision Presented for New Pui Tak Christian School

    Sep 08, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Pui Tak Christian School recently presented updated plans for their new school building, proposed for a site in Bridgeport. Located at 3118 S. Canal, the new school would replace surface parking a ...
  • Initial details have been revealed for the potential sports and entertainment complex for the Chicago Bears at 2200 Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights. Located just south of the intersection of Highwa ...
  • Five major projects in southern Cook County worth more than $39 million will be completed this fall, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has confirmed. “With the Rebuild Illinois capital ...
  • Full building permits have been issued for the remaining half of the mixed-use development at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. The new project will redevelop the existing Covent Hotel and build a ...
  • Revised Plan Proposed for Hollander Building

    Sep 06, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Developer GW Properties has come back to the community to propose a new plan for the rehabilitation of the Hollander Building. Located at 2422 N. Milwaukee, the building stands just north of the inter ...
  • The Chicago Department of Planning & Development has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop city-owned land next to the Kedzie Green Line station. “The RFQ represents a unique opportunit ...
  • 4600 N. Marine Scores Foundation Permit

    Sep 05, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A foundation permit has been approved for the residential development at 4600 N. Marine. Planned by Lincoln Property Company, the building will replace an existing surface parking lot at Weiss Hospita ...
  • Facade Work Begins for 1000M Apartments in South Loop

    Sep 05, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Curtain wall glazing has begun installation for the 73-story 1000M apartment tower at 1000 S Michigan Avenue in South Loop. Developer trio JK Equities, Time Equities, and Oak Capitals have planned for ...
  • New details have been revealed for the Pop! Heights community park at 11227 S Halsted Street in West Roseland. Located mid-block between 112th Street and W 113th Street, the project replaces an empty ...
  • Permit Issued for Residential Development at 537 W. Drummond

    Sep 04, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A full building permit has been issued for 537 W. Drummond. Planned by Drummond Development as part of the Covent Hotel redevelopment, the new building will replace the parking lot behind the Covent H ...
  • Initial details have been revealed for two new developments near the recently opened Pullman National Monument in Pullman. While we do not know the formal address for each, the first will be a hotel l ...
  • Initial permits have been approved for a residential development at 4600 N Marine Drive in Uptown. Located on the intersection with W Wilson Avenue in front of Montrose Beach, the project replaces a s ...
  • The Chicago Zoning Board of Approvals has approved a new residential development at 1010 W Madison Street in the West Loop. Located just north of the intersection with N Morgan Street, the project goi ...
  • Caisson Permit Issued for Westhaven Park IID

    Sep 01, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A caisson permit has been issued for a new mixed-income tower as part of Westhaven Park IID. Addressed at 145 N. Damen, the new building will occupy a parcel at the corner of N. Damen Ave and W. Lake ...
  • A demolition permit has now been issued for the 18-story mixed-use high rise at 350 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. Developed by Sterling Bay, the 288-foot-tall project is set to yield 505,000 squar ...
  • Zba Approves Variance for Momad

    Aug 31, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a variance for Momad, a condo development at 1010 W. Madison. Planned by Fulton Street Companies, the new midrise building is planned to replace an existing su ...
  • 741 N. Wells Scores Full Building Permit

    Aug 30, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    After recently breaking ground and scoring foundation permits, a full building permit has been issued for 741 N. Wells. Marking the final procedural hurdle before construction can proceed through comp ...
  • CloudHQ is building a $2.5 billion, 1.5 million sq. ft. data center campus – one of the largest such facilities in Illinois. As construction of the first building kicks off, over 1,000 construction jo ...
  • With nearly $40 million in city funding announced for the project, officials launched construction on Auburn Gresham Apartments, a two-building, 58-unit, mixed-use complex in the heart of Auburn Gresh ...
  • Updated plans have been revealed to the community for a new sporting facility within Addams/Medill Park at 1434 S Loomis Street in the Near West Side. The park which is roughly bound by W Roosevelt Ro ...
  • The Chicago Housing Authority has listed details for upcoming affordable apartments in Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments (formerly Emmett Street Apartments) located at 2614 N Emmett Street in Logan Squ ...
  • Casa Durango Nears Completion at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen

    Aug 29, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Final exterior work is wrapping up on Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building located at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 s ...
  • Demo Permits Issued for 350 N. Morgan

    Aug 28, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Demolition permits have been issued for the one-story existing building at the site of 350 N. Morgan. Planned by Sterling Bay, the issuance of demolition permits indicates that Sterling Bay is moving ...
  • Construction Takes Off for 150 E Ontario Street in Streeterville

    Aug 28, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Construction is now fully underway for 150 E Ontario Street, the site of what will be a 28-story hotel. The Streeterville project is one of the first major high rises in years to be built in the distr ...
  • Podium construction is now giving way to tower construction for 160 N Morgan Street, a 30-story mixed-use tower in Fulton Market District. The high rise, planned by Sterling Bay and Ascentris, will be ...
  • Updated renderings have been revealed for the two-tower office development at 655 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate. Located just east of the Kennedy Expressway/I-90, the project plans to replace a l ...
  • Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Ald. David Moore, City officials and local leaders today to break ground on Auburn Gresham Apartments, a two-building, 58-unit, mixed-use complex in the heart of Auburn ...
  • Construction permits were officially issued on Monday for ‘Sarah’s on Lakeside,’ the upcoming residential housing development for homeless women located at 4737 N Sheridan Road in Uptown. As YIMBY pre ...
  • The former Sears department store site, located at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park has undergone extensive construction since YIMBY’s last update. With Novak Construction as developer and gene ...
  • Construction on the Northwestern Medicine Advanced Outpatient Care Center in Old Irving Park has surpassed the first floor, with work now underway on the second level. Located at 4445 W Irving Park Ro ...
  • Funding has been awarded to 43 projects under the 2022 ‘Invest in Cook’ grant program. Projects span 39 municipalities and three townships, including two transit, 16 pedestrian, 11 bicycle, one freigh ...
  • Ryan Cos. US Inc. has started construction on Vyne on Haven, a 200-unit, transit-oriented apartment community in downtown Elmhurst, Ill. The six-story, 320,000-sq. ft. building will be completed in 20 ...
  • Clarendale Six Corners Nears Completion in Portage Park

    Aug 22, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Construction on the 10-story Clarendale Six Corners development is nearing completion in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. The mixed-use project includes 18,000 square feet of ground-level retail s ...
  • Permits were issued last week for the removal of a three-story commercial building located at 5813 N Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park. Jane Healy has been listed as the permit owner. The existing st ...
  • Street Wall Facade Wraps Up at CA6 Condominiums in West Loop

    Aug 21, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    The front-facing street wall is undergoing final facade installation at CA6, Belgravia’s seven-story condominium development in West Loop. The development is set to house 72 total residences and is lo ...
  • Updated details have been revealed for a community arts center at 1353 E 72nd Street in Greater Grand Crossing. Located just west of the intersection with S Dorchester Avenue, the project will rehabil ...
  • Steel is quickly reaching its pinnacle height for the new Rush Specialty Hospital at 516 S Loomis Street in Little Italy. This new building is the next step in the Rush University Medical Campus expan ...
  • Thrive Exchange Presented to Committee on Design

    Aug 20, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Committee on Design has reviewed Thrive Exchange, a mixed-use development planned for 7901 S. Exchange. As the winner of a recent Invest South/West RFP, the project will reactivate the intersectio ...
  • Trammell Crow Buys Land for 1112 W. Carroll and 315 N. May

    Aug 19, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Texas-based developer Trammell Crow has purchased the land for their approved project at 1112 W. Carroll and 315 N. May. Recently announced by The Real Deal, public records show the developer paid $77 ...
  • Structural beams for 1020 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market District are now reaching their final height. This five-story mixed-use development by L3 Capital will have ground-floor retail and boutiqu ...
  • AIA Chicago has announced the finalists for their Design Excellence Awards. Spanning architectural and interior architectural projects around the world designed by Chicago architects, the organizers i ...
  • 808 N Cleveland Avenue Nears Full Height in Near North Side

    Aug 17, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Construction at 808 N Cleveland Avenue is progressing at a rapid pace in Near North Side. The 23-story mixed-use tower is quickly reaching its full height, and the structural work is almost finished. ...
  • 601W Companies has landed a $215 million loan to redevelop an office building in Chicago, Ill. Commercial Observer has learned.  Lionheart Strategic Management originated a $67.6 million investment in ...
  • Two Historical Buildings Sold in River North

    Aug 17, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago YIMBY
    New information has been revealed on the sale of two historical structures at 29 E Ohio Street and 619 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located on opposite corners of each other and across the street f ...
  • Ryan Companies US Inc. has announced the start of construction on Vyne on Haven, its 200-unit, transit-oriented apartment community at 102 Haven Road in downtown Elmhurst, Illlinois. Representatives f ...
  • A Final Look at the Completed 300 N Michigan Avenue in the Loop

    Aug 16, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    The Loop‘s newest skyscraper, 300 N Michigan Avenue, is now complete. The 47-story mixed-use tower developed by Sterling Bay and Magellan Development Group features a retail base, a 280-key citizenM h ...
  • CoD Reviews Bella Noir Wellness Hub

    Aug 16, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Committee on Design has reviewed the Bella Noir Wellness Hub. Planned for a block-long site at 601 E. 47th, the project will redevelop a vacant property into a mixed-use hub that will eliminate co ...
  • U.S. transportation officials have announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects including new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in communities across the country. Funding incl ...
  • Construction Begins for 210 N Aberdeen Street in Fulton Market

    Aug 15, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    The ever-growing Fulton Market district is now seeing another new addition, as construction has begun for a 19-story mixed-use building at 210 N Aberdeen Street. The 214-foot-tall structure, planned b ...
  • Brinshore Development Breaks Ground on Stephens Commons

    Aug 15, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Brinshore Development recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Stephens Commons, their long-planned affordable senior housing project in Uptown. Located at 833 W. Wilson, the project site is currentl ...
  • Structural work on HUGO, LG Development‘s two-building project in River North, has now surpassed the third-floor mark. The development, comprising of two separate buildings at 751 N Hudson Avenue and  ...
  • 311 W Huron Street Continues Site Prep in River North

    Aug 13, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Initial caisson and foundation preparation can be seen for a 16-story commercial building at 311 W Huron Street in River North. This upcoming retail and office building, planned by North Wells Capital ...
  • 3817 N. Ashland Scores Full Building Permit

    Aug 13, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A full building permit has been issued for a new residential development at 3817 N. Ashland. Fronting N. Ashland Ave, the project site is bound by two alleyways. Developer Mavrek Development will demo ...
  • Vista Property Breaks Ground on 741 N. Wells

    Aug 11, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    VISTA Property broke ground yesterday on 741 N. Wells, a new mixed-use multifamily rental building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Designed by Antunovich Associates, the 21-story, 201,000-squar ...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this week that her administration’s plan to purchase clean, renewable energy for all city-owned facilities and operations by 2025 will move ahead following the f ...
  • Under the new name “Cadence,” metal paneling is now being installed for the 11-story apartment building at 2050 W Ogden Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. The mixed-use development will include ...
  • The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (CPD) has published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) regarding the eventual development of land the city currently owns next to the Kedzie Green Li ...
  • Structural beams are approaching the final height for a new six-story residential building at 6 N Carpenter Street in West Loop. Real estate developer ZSD has planned for a total of 13 condominiums ra ...
  • Renderings Emerge for 1323 S. Wood

    Aug 09, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Renderings have emerged for The Nightingale @ IMD, a new residential development planned for a site within the Illinois Medical District. Originally revealed by Urbanize back in December 2021, the pro ...
  • Implementation of Peoria-chicago Rail Project in Illinois in the Pipeline

    Aug 08, 2022 Barbara Mangiri, Construction Review Online
    The Peoria-Chicago rail project is now closer to its development stage after the results of its feasibility study were announced. Patrick Engineering prepared the feasibility study on behalf of the Il ...
  • LG Development Breaks Ground on 210 N. Aberdeen

    Aug 08, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    LG Development recently celebrated the groundbreaking of 210 N. Aberdeen. Planned on an irregularly shaped site that reaches to N. May St to the west and down to W. Lake St to the south, the project w ...
  • Matteson is landing another large warehouse center, with a Texas-based company that builds more than 10 million square feet of industrial space across the country every year underway constructing a 76 ...
  • Sterling Bay‘s bioscience-oriented office building known as ALLY at 1229 W Concord Place is currently undergoing final facade installation, marking a major milestone for the project as it nears comple ...
  • NEAR WEST SIDE — Five years and two groundbreaking celebrations later, construction on the highly anticipated Green Line stop at Lake Street and Damen Avenue will break ground later this month, offici ...
  • Developer Set to Build Chicago's First Mass Timber Building

    Aug 05, 2022 Brian J. Rogal, Chicago Tribune
    Developer Sterling Bay is set to begin construction of Chicago’s first mass timber building, a nine-story, apartment tower in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. If approved by City Council, the $50 millio ...
  • Monumental Baptist Church Designated as Landmark

    Aug 04, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago City Council has approved a landmark designation for the Monumental Baptist Church. Located at 729 E. Oakwood Boulevard in Bronzeville, the church was originally built in 1899 by architect ...
  • Next up in our Speaker in the Spotlight series is Jonathan Metzl, Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield.   1. What's your favourite project that you've ever worked on and why? 1st major d ...
  • The Chicago City Council has approved funding for Sarah’s Circle's latest project, located at 4737 N. Sheridan. Set to replace a portion of a surface parking lot, Sarah’s Circle has partnered with Bri ...
  • Construction Concludes for Prairie Shores Clubhouse in Bronzeville

    Aug 02, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    The new amenity clubhouse at Bronzeville‘s Prairie Shores residential complex has seen the completion of its new two-story amenity clubhouse. The building is the centerpiece of extensive renovation wo ...
  • Proposals for renovations of Soldier Field were presented, following a report from the Museum Campus Working Group. “An improved Soldier Field will deliver a world-class visitor experience,” said Mayo ...
  • Covent Hotel Project Set to Break Ground in September

    Aug 02, 2022 Lukas Kugler. URBANIZE Chicago
    Construction is set to begin on the Covent Hotel redevelopment this September after years of planning and approval hurdles. Originally proposed back in 2016, the project at 2653 N. Clark will reuse th ...
  • Google will be the primary occupant at Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center, after the State of Illinois sold the building for $105 million. The Thompson Center is currently a public building housing nu ...
  • First in our 'Speaker in the Spotlight' series we have Lauren Chipman, CEO of Chipman Design Architecture. 1. What is your favourite project that you've ever worked on and why? TimeOut Market Chicago ...
  • City Council Approves 3310 N. Lincoln

    Aug 01, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for 3310 N. Lincoln. Located just north of the intersection of N. Lincoln Ave and W. School St, the project’s site is an irregularly shaped lot front ...
  • Foundation Work Continues for 3501 N Halsted in Lakeview East

    Aug 01, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Foundation construction can be seen taking shape at 3501 N Halsted Street in Lakeview East, set to give rise to a new five-story mixed-use building. The facility will be a new hub for Howard Brown Hea ...
  • We Will Chicago Releases a Draft for Public Input

    Aug 01, 2022 Bee Rickets, Chicago YIMBY
    A draft of the We Will Chicago framework plan has been released, offering an initial look at what would be the first citywide plan in more than 50 years. As previously reported “We Will Chicago” is th ...
  • 43Green Phase I Celebrates Topping Off Milestone in Bronzeville

    Jul 30, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Yesterday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city officials commemorated the topping off of the first equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) on Chicago’s South Side. Located at 4308 S Calumet Aven ...
  • City Council Approves Englewood Connect TIF Funding

    Jul 29, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    City Council has approved $6 million in TIF funding and a land sale for Englewood Connect. Located at 6204 S. Green behind the Englewood Square redevelopment, the project site is currently vacant land ...
  • Alderman Cappleman has announced that 3636 N Lake Shore Drive in Lake View East will commence construction during the fourth quarter of this year. The developer for this mixed-use proposal is City Clu ...
  • Google Will Buy the Thompson Center

    Jul 29, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Google has announced its agreement to buy the Thompson Center, a move that is set to potentially revitalize the Loop after big tenants moved out to new towers and the pandemic led to office space cuts ...
  • Work Set to Begin on 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive

    Jul 28, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Alderman Cappleman has announced that developer City Club Apartments plans to begin construction on 3636 N. Lake Shore Drive later this year during Q4. Poised to fill a plot of empty land along N. Lak ...
  • Construction Tops Off for the Reed in South Loop

    Jul 28, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Core construction has reached its full height for a 41-story, 440-unit tower known as “The Reed” at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. Developed by Lendlease, the tower is the second residential buildin ...
  • Sterling Bay secured $206 million of financing for a mixed-use office project in Chicago’s Fulton Market, which it broke ground on earlier this month. The firm scored the loan from Little Rock, Arkans ...
  • Plan Commission Approves Thrive Englewood

    Jul 27, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago Plan Commission has approved Thrive Englewood, a mixed-use affordable development at 914 W. 63rd. Currently vacant, the irregularly shaped site is located at the corner of W. 63rd St and W ...
  • Google Will Occupy Chicago’s Thompson Center Beginning in 2026

    Jul 27, 2022 Matt Hickman, The Architect's Newspaper
    Following early morning news that the sale of the James R. Thompson Center was nearly finalized, Google has revealed itself as the future new tenant of the iconic, Helmut Jahn–designed office building ...
  • The University of Illinois will purchase an existing building in Springfield for the new home of the UIS Innovation Center. The three-story, 26,400-sq, ft, building near the Illinois State Capitol wil ...
  • 741 N. Wells Scores Foundation Permit

    Jul 26, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A foundation permit has been issued for 741 N. Wells. Fronting N. Wells St, the project site reaches to W. Chicago Ave with a historic masonry structure at 755 N. Wells that will be retained. Develope ...
  • This week Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced three major overhaul ideas for the city’s historic Solider Field, including two proposals that fully rebuild the NFL venue’s endzones to support a dome ...
  • Foundation Permit Issued for 150 E. Ontario

    Jul 25, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A caisson and foundation permit has been issued for the RIU Plaza Hotel Chicago at 150 E. Ontario. Vacant for more than ten years, the project site is an infill site off of N Michigan Avenue. The midb ...
  • City Council Passes Connected Communities Ordinance

    Jul 25, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The City Council has passed the Connected Communities Ordinance. Designed to stimulate equitable development near transit, the ordinance will catalyze investment near transit, make streets safer for a ...
  • The basement level of the University of Illinois Chicago’s new computer science building can be seen taking shape at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy. The five-story structure, known as the Compute ...
  • Plan Commission Approves 640 W. Irving Park

    Jul 24, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development at 640 W. Irving Park. Conceived by KGiles LLC and CA Ventures, the development is located along N Marine Drive, between W Irving Par ...
  • Demo Permits Issued to Clear the Way for 232 W. Chestnut

    Jul 23, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Demolition permits have been issued for a series of sites to clear the way for 232 W. Chestnut. As part of the southernmost block of North Union, the parcels will face the corner of W. Chestnut St and ...
  • Bally’s Previews Look for Medinah Temple Temporary Casino

    Jul 22, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Bally’s Corporation presented their plans for the temporary casino at Medinah Temple to the public earlier this week. As part of their winning casino bid, Bally’s will be operating a temporary casino ...
  • Salesforce Tower Undergoes Final Glass Installation in River North

    Jul 22, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Glass installation for the 60-story Salesforce Tower at 333 W Wolf Point Plaza is nearly complete. The 850-foot-tall, office-oriented skyscraper by Hines is approaching its anticipated 2023 completion ...
  • $59.8m in Financing Secured for Chicago Multi-housing Development

    Jul 21, 2022 Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago
    JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged the $59.8 million construction financing for 741 North Wells, a shovel-ready, 21-story, 168-unit, Class-A multi-housing project with 3,580 squa ...
  • Madison + Carpenter Lands Full Building Permit

    Jul 20, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    A full building permit has been issued for the construction of Madison + Carpenter. Located at 6 N. Carpenter St, the project sits on a corner parcel facing W Madison St and N Carpenter St. The develo ...
  • Wrigley Field Sportsbook Addition Tops Out in Lake View

    Jul 20, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Structural steel has reached its full height for a three-story addition to Wrigley Field in Lake View, having been co-planned by the Chicago Cubs and Marquee Development. Connected to the original sta ...
  • Housing Trust Group has broken ground on Crescent Place, a new $18.2 million affordable housing community in Arlington Heights. The project team for Crescent Place includes general contractor Henry Br ...
  • In Midwestern cities, airports are car intensive. They are increasingly ringed by parking structures—and not attractive ones. Thankfully, this can change. The new Silver Ramp at the Minneapolis-St. Pa ...
  • Cream City residents have been treated with a first look at the design of the $240 million new Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) planned for a 2.4-acre site at the corner of Sixth and Vliet in the city’s ...
  • Nearly $50 million in Community Development Grants have been announced to support 79 economic development projects planned for local neighborhoods. The deadline to apply for the final round of grants ...
  • Caisson permits have been issued for the planned mixed-use development at 626 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop. YIMBY reported on the project in August 2021 under the address 630 S Wabash Avenue. The pro ...
  • Sterling Bay Breaks Ground at 360 N. Green

    Jul 19, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Sterling Bay has broken ground on their most recent office development at 360 N. Green. With a foundation permit issued for the construction, the project recently broke ground with Taylor Excavating a ...
  • Demolition and site clearing work is now underway for a 25-story mixed-use tower at 868 N Wells Street, the second building in the broader “North Union” scheme set to transform the north end of Chicag ...
  • CoD Reviews 655 W. Madison

    Jul 18, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Committee on Design has reviewed the two-tower office plan for 655 W. Madison. Located along the Kennedy Expressway, the project site is a full-block lot bound by W. Madison St, N. Desplaines St, ...
  • The Permit Review Committee has approved plans to convert the former Immaculata High School at 640 W Irving Park Road in Uptown for residential use. As previously reported, the redevelopment efforts a ...
  • Committee on Design Reviews NOMA

    Jul 15, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Originally revealed by Urbanize last month, the multi-tower development surrounding the former Salvation Army building, now dubbed NOMA, has been reviewed by the Committee on Design. The mixed-use pro ...
  • Details Emerge for 1649 N. Halsted

    Jul 13, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    After Urbanize’s reveal of plans for a mixed-use development at 1649 N. Halsted, a recent community meeting has shed light on the project. Led by Draper and Kramer, the project will replace the shutte ...
  • National, state and local leaders gathered at Chicago Union Station recently to support the Chicago Union Station Access Project, which will transform passenger rail in the region. The $418 million pr ...
  • A total of 87 parks across Illinois will share $30.3 million in grants for projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois. “ ...
  • Construction on a Lincoln Hub streetscaping project will improve safety at a six-way intersection in Lakeview. The project, expected to completed next summer, will include full-width resurfacing, new ...
  • Mayor Lightfoot Calls for More Investment in Affordable New Construction

    Jul 12, 2022 Emily Mack, Chicago Agent Magazine
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took her affordable housing plan a step further in late June, requesting an additional $69 million in funds — this comes after a $1 billion investment in the program from ...
  • Chicago-based McHugh Construction announces it has started vertical construction on a new five-story healthcare facility and medical office at 3501 N. Halsted St. for Howard Brown Health, the Midwest’ ...
  • Developers Present Updated Design for 301 S. Green

    Jul 12, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    Developers GSP Development and Golub & Company have presented updated plans for their new mixed-use development at 301 S. Green. Located at the corner of W. Jackson Blvd and S. Green St. the project s ...
  • Chicago Unveils a Lofty Waterfront Proposal for a Revamped Museum Campus

    Jul 11, 2022 Kristine Klein, The Architect's Newspaper
    A lofty proposal to redevelop Chicago’s Museum Campus proposes increasing the 57-acre park complex’s accessibility and connectivity to the greater metropolitan area and connecting the myriad cultural ...
  • The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning bid for the upcoming development at 5050 S Prairie Avenue in Grand Boulevard. As previously reported, the site is located at the corner of S Prairie ...
  • John Buck Proposes Two-tower Office Project at 655 W. Madison

    Jul 11, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The John Buck Company has revealed plans for a proposed two-tower office development at 655 W. Madison. Conceived for a full-block site along the Kennedy Expressway, the new proposal would replace an ...
  • City Council Approves Rezoning for 151 N. Michigan

    Jul 10, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new low-rise structure at 151 N. Michigan. Planned for a small site overlooking Millennium Park, the parcel sits at the intersection of W. Rand ...
  • Chicago River North Mixed-use Project Given Green Light for Second Phase

    Jul 09, 2022 Cukia M, Construction Review Online
    onstruction of the second stage of the River North Chicago mixed-use complex can now begin. This is because a complete building permit has been issued to North Wells Capital for the development of the ...
  • City Council Approves 9200 S. Burley

    Jul 08, 2022 Lukas Kugler, URBANIZE Chicago
    The Chicago City Council has approved a planned mixed-use development at 9200 S. Burley. Planned by Interfaith Housing Development Corporation and Claretian Associates, the project site sits at the so ...
  • Another residential build is coming to the West Loop. Riverside Investment & Development is partnering with Blue Star Properties to co-develop a 14-story building with plans for 198 units to be locate ...
  • Excavators, bulldozers, and graters have converged on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield as the Illinois Department of Agriculture kicks off a $58.1 million capital investment addressing ye ...
  • Chicago-based McHugh Construction has started vertical construction on a new five-story healthcare facility and medical office for Howard Brown Health, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ healthcare organizat ...
  • Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board announced $75 million in federal funds for affordable housing developments that may have otherwise not been built due t ...
  • The AIA has appointed Kimberly Dowdell as president of the organisation, making her the first Black female architect to lead the institution. Dowdell, who works as a principal at HOK in Chicago, was c ...
  • Much of Chicago’s office market remains stuck in the doldrums, but another economic engine has come to life, ready to remake the city into a hub for advanced industry and research. New towers dedicate ...
  • A joint venture led by CRG, the national real estate development and investment arm of Clayco, and Shapack Partners, the Fulton Market-based real estate development company that acquires, repositions, ...
  • ALLY At 1229 W Concord Gets Glassy In Lincoln Yards

    Jun 14, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Facade installation can be seen making substantial progress for the new life sciences center known as ALLY at 1229 W Concord, the first building in Sterling Bay’s 55-acre Lincoln Yards mega-developmen ...
  • Chicago City Council Approves Bally’s Casino Bid

    May 26, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    The Chicago City Council has approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s selection of Bally’s Tribune Center casino bid at 777 W Chicago Avenue in River West. Replacing the vacant printing plant, the decision com ...
  • Initial plans have been revealed for a new residential project at 4701 N Clark Street in Uptown. Located just north of the intersection with W Leland Avenue near the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery on ...
  • Now standing its final height of 850 feet, the 60-story Salesforce Tower in River North has now removed its tower crane. Well on track to reach completion by next year, this glassy skyscraper at 333 W ...
  • Sub Bids Requested by Ballard Marine Construction

    May 13, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Ballard Marine Construction is soliciting subcontractor bids and materials quotes from subcontractors and suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, disability-owned, ...
  • Updated details have been revealed for the North Union megadevelopment in the Near North Side. The 8.1-acre site is bound by the CTA Brown Line tracks to the west, W Hill Street to the north, N Wells ...
  • Mars Unveils Plans for Research Hub in Chicago

    May 09, 2022 Rachel Gignac, CSP Daily News
    Mars Wrigley has unveiled plans for its $40 million global research and development hub in Chicago. Construction is set to begin this summer and is slated to be completed by 2023. “Mars has made Chica ...
  • A gambling complex in Chicago’s River West is now officially Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s pick for the city’s long-awaited casino license — an endeavor that could boost Chicago’s finances, factor into the c ...
  • New Tree Equity Initiative “Our Roots Chicago” Announced

    May 03, 2022 Bee Ricketts, Chicago Yimby
    This past week on Arbor Day Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot unveiled the City of Chicago’s newest tree initiative. According to the press release the city will plant 75,000 trees over the next five years. The ...
  • Meta Expanding Massive $1 Billion DeKalb Data Center

    Apr 29, 2022 Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune
    Meta, the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, is expanding its massive $1 billion data center under construction in DeKalb to nearly 2.4 million square feet, putting the college town west o ...
  • The Reed Surpasses Halfway Mark In South Loop

    Apr 26, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Construction has now passed the halfway mark for a 41-story residential building known as The Reed, located at 234 W Polk Street in South Loop. Developed by Lendlease, the building is the second of fo ...
  • Groundbreakings Announced For Two Fulton Market Projects

    Apr 21, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    Potential groundbreaking have been announced for two Fulton Market projects after securing the land sale and anchor tenants this week. The two projects in question are the life sciences building at 40 ...
  • MGA to Build 16-story Life Sciences Building in Fulton Market

    Apr 19, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Chicago-based Mark Goodman & Associates, Inc. (MGA) says it has acquired an approximately 1.5-acre parcel of land at 400 N. Elizabeth St. in the Fulton Market neighborhood, where it will begin constru ...
  • Initial details have been revealed to the Committee on Design for a residential development at 301 S Green Street in the West Loop. Located on the south east corner W Jackson Boulevard, the new high r ...
  • Newcastle Presents Updated Design for 210 N. Morgan

    Apr 12, 2022 Lukas Kugler, Urbanize Chicago
    Developer Newcastle Limited recently presented an updated design for 210 N. Morgan. Located midblock between W. Lake St and W. Fulton Market, the site is currently occupied by a single-story masonry b ...
  • Structured Development has received its last remaining foundation permit for its Shops at Big Deahl masterplan. Under the address 1475 N Kingsbury Street, the greenlit 27-story tower will serve as the fourth and final addition to the $250 million scheme, occupying a three-acre parcel in Near North Side‘s Clybourn Avenue corridor.

    The mixed-use building will provide ground-level retail and a total of 327 market-rate apartments. The affordability requirement as outlined by ARO will be met with the inclusion of 40 affordable townhomes in the neighboring building known as The Seng, along with contributions to the Harrison Row Townhomes development in East Garfield Park.

    The 299-foot-tall edifice has been designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, and is comprised of a unique semi-rectangular massing with various angled setbacks and cutouts. The facade involves a glass and metal facade with brick at the base. The larger masterplan, meanwhile, was envisioned by GREC Architects.

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  • Ryan Companies Expands Chicago Presence with New West Loop Office

    Apr 08, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Commercial real estate services provider Ryan Companies US, Inc. says has opened a new downtown office at 224 North Desplaines in the West Loop. The 6,500-sq. ft. space accommodates approximately 35 f ...
  • West Loop Experiencing Apartment Construction Boom

    Apr 05, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    An apartment construction boom is underway in Chicago’s West Loop.  At present, 9,065 new apartments are planned for the district, more than all other downtown neighbourhoods combined, appraisal and c ...
  • Update: City Narrows Down Casino Bids To Final Three

    Mar 23, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    Updated renderings and details have been released for two of the five casino bids hoping to win as the city progresses to select a winner later this year. As plans continue to be flushed out leading u ...
  • Updates On City Casino Bids As Selection Looms

    Feb 23, 2022 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    As the city progresses towards selecting a winner of the highly-scrutinized casino deal, more renderings and information have been revealed on the complexities of utilizing some of the city’s existing ...
  • The Reed Surpasses Ninth Floor At 234 W Polk Street In South Loop

    Feb 22, 2022 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Structural work has now passed the ninth floor for the 41-story residential tower known as The Reed, located directly north of River City Apartments in South Loop. Under the address 234 W Polk Street, ...
  • Tan brickwork can now be seen along the exterior walls of a new two-story amenity clubhouse at 2937 S Martin Luther King Drive, part of Bronzeville‘s Prairie Shores apartment complex. The co-developer ...
  • Bulley & Andrews Working on $43 million Lincoln Park Apartment Building Renovation

    Jan 12, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Chicago has issued a $43 million building permit to renovate an apartment building at 2300 N. Lincoln Park W.   The permit says the work is for “renovation of floors 2 – 17 (2nd to 16th stories per CZ ...
  • McHugh Starts Vertical Construction on $43 million Uptown Mixed-use Development

    Jan 12, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    McHugh Construction says it has started vertical construction on Platform 4611, a nine-story mixed-use development at 4611 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.   Chicago issued a $43 million ...
  • Former Futures Trading Floor to Become a Substation

    Jan 06, 2022 David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times
    The sale of a onetime epicenter of the Chicago Board of Trade to ComEd underscores how times have changed in technology and investing. In a property deal that marks a literal power transfer, an old hu ...
  • ComEd has announced plans to redevelop the existing trading building at 333 S LaSalle Street in The Loop. Located on the corner with W Van Buren Street, the low-rise building is adjacent to the Board ...
  • RIU Hotels to Begin Construction of New Hotel in 28-story Streeterville Tower

    Jan 04, 2022 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    RIU Hotels & Resorts says it “has snapped up a well-located plot in the heart of the Windy City” with a view to creating a four-star property with a sky bar on the 26th floor. The land at 150 East Ont ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new affordable residential development at 833 W Wilson Avenue in Uptown. Developer Brinshore Development LLC has partnered with Landon Bone Baker Architect, ...
  • With a demolition permit approved this past Wednesday, equipment can be seen at the future site of 160 N Morgan Street, a 29-story mixed-use high rise planned for West Loop’s Fulton Market District. D ...
  • Crews broke ground last week on the first two of three buildings that will bring affordable condos to the Near North Side. Development firm Structured Development started work on the first two buildin ...
  • The year is nearly over but it’s safe to say that 2021 is one that will be remembered by commercial real estate professionals for many years to come. As developers rush to complete new projects and pr ...
  • Townhomes try a new tack to attain affordability

    Dec 01, 2021 David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times
    The project uses modular construction, previously applied here in single-family homes, to cut costs and bring home ownership within reach for working couples and families. Advocates for affordable hou ...
  • New Details Revealed For Englewood Connect Development

    Nov 30, 2021 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    Updated plans have been revealed for the Englewood Connect Invest South/West development in Englewood. The winning project for the RFP was selected earlier this year and is now back with updated phasi ...
  • Tucker Development, AECOM-Canyon Building $155 million Lincolnwood project

    Nov 24, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Developers have secured construction financing to build a $155 million mixed-use project on the site of the former Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood. Tucker Development, with equity partner AECOM-Canyon Par ...
  • Huge transportation projects planned in Illinois for years could finally be built, and innovations only dreamed of may now be considered, officials say, thanks to the new federal infrastructure progra ...
  • New Renderings And Details Revealed For City Casino Bids

    Nov 22, 2021 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
      New renderings and details have been revealed for the multiple casino bids in the city spread across various sites in the city. Elaborating on the initial information, we now have further numbers fr ...
  • Both core and structural work continue to rise at 354 N Union Avenue in Fulton River District, where Onni Development Group has planned a 33-story residential tower. This 410-foot-tall edifice will yi ...
  • Minority-owned Bowa Construction to Build $212 million Fulton Market Tower

    Nov 11, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Bowa Construction has been selected by Related Midwest to build a $212 million, 43-story apartment tower in the Fulton Market District. The developer asserts that this is the first time a minority-own ...
  • The partnership between Related Midwest, LR Contracting Company and BOWA Construction will deliver one of Chicago’s first 80/20 buildings and the City’s first high-rise with a minority-led general con ...
  •   The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new medical building and future expansion at 1400 W Harrison Street in the Illinois Medical District. Bound by W Harrison Street to the south ...
  • The long-awaited project would bring affordable housing and new stores to vacant land on West 79th Street. After months of often heated community discussions, Auburn Gresham residents learned Wednesda ...
  • A Final Look At The Now-Open 1111 W Addison Street In Lake View

    Nov 03, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Last month, a new four-story commercial building opened at 1111 W Addison Street, less than a minute walk west from Wrigley Field in Lake View. Planned by West Addison Development, the roughly 60,000 ...
  • Illinois Construction Employment Continues to Rebound Well From COVID-19 Pandemic

    Nov 02, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Construction employment in Illinois continues to rebound well and the state overall ranks highly nationally in how it has performed during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many states reported often shock ...
  • Completion Imminent For Cirrus Condominium Tower In Lakeshore East

    Nov 01, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    A full completion and move-ins are fast approaching for the new 47-story condominium tower known as Cirrus, situated at Lakeshore East‘s 211 N Harbor Drive. Developed by Lendlease and Magellan, the 35 ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved two projects bringing a total of three new towers to the ever-growing West Loop. Both projects have recently gone through design updates after receiving feedba ...
  • As construction progresses at Emmett Street Apartments, the all-affordable housing development near the Logan Square Blue Line station is getting a new name and artwork in honor of the neighborhood’s ...
  • Exterior walls have begun installation at The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story mixed-use building that recently topped out in the Illinois Medical District. Located at 2050 W Ogden Avenue, the project ...
  • Chicago Build Expo is back!

    Oct 26, 2021 Ellie Green
    Chicago Build Expo is set to return to McCormick Place next spring! The leading free-to-attend construction and design show for the Midwest will be back on March 31 & April 1 in 2022 and will be bigge ...
  • Extended funding for the redevelopment of the remaining parcels of the former Cabrini-Green homes has been approved by the Community Development Commission in Near North Side. The first of the two sep ...
  • Greystar has broken ground on a 21-story development in Chicago’s Fulton Market area. The company is working with architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz to complete the community by March 2023. The develop ...
  • 320 S Canal Gleams As Tower’s Glass Installation Wraps Up

    Oct 20, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    With nearly all of its glazing installed, the 50-story skyscraper at 320 S Canal Street, aka BMO Tower, can now be seen in its final form along the Chicago skyline. Co-developed by Riverside Investmen ...
  • Landmark Development has revealed further details for the first phase of its One Central mega-development, which will cap the rail tracks in the Near South Side. Although often considered the most amb ...
  • Lawson House renovation scores $74M permit

    Oct 15, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    As construction wraps up on downtown's massive One Chicago project, work is ready to begin across the street on an ambitious makeover of the former Lawson House YMCA. On Wednesday, Holsten Real Estate ...
  • Metra Unveils Preliminary Plans For West Loop Station

    Oct 14, 2021 Ian Achong, Chicago Yimby
    Metra has unveiled preliminary plans for a new station and rail flyover for the growing West Loop area. The neighborhood has seen some of the fastest growth of any in Chicago with population numbers n ...
  • Affordable Apartments Pitched West of The 606

    Oct 13, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    In an attempt to combat gentrification and displacement near The 606, the city is supporting a dense, ground up 100 percent affordable housing project proposal: the three building development known as ...
  • Work is now underway for a new five-story educational building at 900 W Taylor Street, located near the southern edge of The University of Illinois Chicago‘s main campus. The new 135,000-square-foot f ...
  • West Loop Luxury Condos Near Skinner Park Welcome Residents

    Oct 11, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    The 7-story condo development known as 1400 Monroe is ready to welcome residents just over a year after breaking ground in summer 2020. The 38-unit project is currently 75 percent sold with the remain ...
  • Facade Wraps Up On Nevele22 Development In West Town

    Oct 08, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Nearly all exterior paneling has been installed Nevele22, the seven-story mixed-use building located at 1122 W Chicago Avenue in West Town. A development by Lipe Property Company, the building’s 97,00 ...
  • Developers CIM Group and Golub&Company have revealed the first tenant for the recently renovated Tribune Tower: Chicago's own Museum of Ice Cream! The development consists of luxury condos with a reta ...
  • PLSN Condos Development Wraps Up In Pilsen

    Oct 06, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago Yimby
    Construction of PLSN Condos at 816-832 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen has fully completed. It's a four-building mixed-use development that has replaced a previously vacant parking lot.  The project prov ...
  • 22-story Apartment Tower Headed to Illinois Medical District

    Oct 05, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    Work is ready to get underway on a 22-story rental tower at the southeast corner of Damen Avenue and Congress Parkway in the Illinois Medical District (IMD), as the demand for new rentals in the area ...
  • The Chicago Parks District has opened a new visitor and nature center at Big Marsh Park in South Deering. Located at 11555 S Stony Island Avenue, the Ford Calumet Environmental Center is one of the la ...
  • First building at Lincoln Yards Lands Construction Financing

    Oct 01, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    An official groundbreaking at 1229 W. Concord Place is scheduled for October. This will be the first new building of the 55-acre Lincoln Yards megaproject along the north branch of the Chicago River. ...
  • MCZ Development has planned a new 21-story mixed-used building at 166 N Aberdeen Street (Fulton Market District) and a caisson permit has now been approved. The building will incorporate a combination ...
  • Obama Presidential Center Officially Breaks Ground

    Sep 29, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    After years of planning the Obama Presidential Center is officially under construction on Chicago's South Side. Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama joined Chicago Mayor ...
  • The Chicago Landmarks Commission has approved the submission of the Ramova Theater located at 3518 S Halsted Street in Bridgeport to the National Historic Register. The theater was designed by Chicago ...
  • Mixed-income apartments take shape on Near North Side

    Sep 27, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    Evergreen Real Estate Group and Structured Development are making notable progress on a collection of three 4-story residential buildings along the 700 block of West Schiller Place on the city's Near ...
  • Transit-oriented Bronzeville Project Scores Foundation Permit

    Sep 24, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    The 106-foot-tall structure, designed by Chicago's Landon Bone Baker Architects, will feature ground-floor retail topped by 99 apartments (50 affordable, 49 market-rate). The transit-oriented developm ...
  • A Peak Inside 800 Fulton In West Loop By SOM

    Sep 23, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    800 Fulton, a 19-story office and retail building recently completed construction in West Loop‘s Fulton Market District. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is the design firm behind 800 Fulton, whose de ...
  • Mayor Lightfoot Releases 2022 Budget Proposal

    Sep 22, 2021 City of Chicago Government
    Budget includes $1.9 billion in key investments and no new taxes—an investment-based recovery strategy with a foundation set on greater opportunities for rebuilding Chicago into a safer, stronger, and ...
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has collaborated with University of Michigan Taubman College to create the SPLAM [SPatial LAMinated timber], a robotically-fabricated timber pavilion for the 2021 Chic ...
  • Lendlease Officially Breaks Ground On 41-Story Riverfront Tower

    Sep 20, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    Foundation work for the new 41-story residential tower known as The Reed at Southbank has begun. Located at 234 W. Polk Street, The Reed is the second building of the 7-acre Southbank megadevelopment, ...
  • 300 N Michigan Tops Out At 47 Stories In The Loop

    Sep 17, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Last week, structural work reached the 510-foot-tall roof height of a new 47-story mixed-use skyscraper, located at 300 N Michigan Avenue in The Loop. The development is a joint-partnership between St ...
  • New Accessible Playground And Nature Walk For Uptown School

    Sep 16, 2021 Joe Ward and Justin Laurence, Block Club Chicago
    Courtenay Elementary School will be upgraded and receive $2.1 million from the city to build an accessible playground and include a nature walk. The upgrade will include a playground for older and you ...
  • The 23-story and 36-story mixed-use development towers will provide 777 rental residential units and 314 hotel rooms. The towers designed by BKV Group are due to be added to Downtown Chicago in 2024 n ...
  • Chicago Issues $130M Building Permit 440-Unit Apartment Tower

    Sep 14, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    Chicago has issued a $130 million building permit for a 440-unit condo/apartment tower at 234 W. Polk St. Lend Lease Construction is the general contractor for this project and the architect is Perkin ...
  • Work Is Nearing The Finish Line at Triangle Square

    Sep 13, 2021 Jack Crawford, Chicago YIMBY
    Situated along the North Branch Corridor in Bucktown, the first phase of construction of Triangle Square is nearing the finish line. The project is part of a three-building masterplan designed by Lama ...
  • Jefferson Park mixed-income rentals score first permit

    Sep 10, 2021 Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago
    Designed by Canopy Architecture + Design, the newly permitted building will be 4-stories tall and contain 26 rental units. A second 4-story building with 22 apartments is planned next door. The comple ...
  • Construction On The New Tollway Pedestrian Bridge Starts This Week

    Sep 09, 2021 Pioneer Press Staff, Pioneer Press
    The Illinois Tollway have started to shift traffic to provide a construction work zone. The Illinois Tollway is building a new pedestrian bridge over I-294 to maintain a connection between Veeck Park ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission Approves Four High-Rise Towers In Downtown

    Sep 08, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    The Chicago Plan Commission has approved four high-rise towers situated in Downtown. A total of $700 million will be invested into the projects. The developments approved will be a two-tower proposal ...
  • A new residential development developed by GlenStar and designed by FitzGerald Associates near O'Haire Airport has been approved by the Chicago Plan Commission. The new $90 million development will cr ...
  • Rendering of the One Central Transit Hub Revealed

    Sep 06, 2021 David Roeder, Chicago Sun Times
    Although Bob Dunn's One Central project is a transit project, the development foresees a new neighbourhood of more than 9,000 homes, built on 31 acres of land. Once it is built, it will provide Chicag ...
  • The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use rehabilitation at 4712 W Irving Park Road. The project will rehabilitate and add on to an existing Sears department store which has occupied the si ...
  • 29-Story Mixed-Use Development Gets Approval

    Sep 01, 2021 TRD Staff, The Real Deal
    1130 N. State Street has been approved by Chicago Plan Commission and will provide more than 300 residential units as well as ground-floor retail space. It is located in the intersection of North Stat ...
  • Chicago Issues $112 Million Building Permit For Fulton Market Tower

    Aug 31, 2021 Mark Buckshon, Chicago Construction News
    The fund issued by Chicago allows the construction of a 300-unit apartment building with ground floor retail and a parking podium at 164 N. Peoria Street. The structure is due to be the tallest buildi ...
  • The Halsted Pointe project will be a $1.3 billion project to redevelop an 8-acre site at the southern tip of Goose Island into five high rise buildings. The development will be built over 8 to 10 year ...
  • Four large developments will bring $200 million worth of investment to the South and West sides. The projects will create 215 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Groundbreakings ...
  • The new Engine Company 115 Fire Station will be the second-largest fire station in the city, with space for a Chicago Fire Department District Office, an Office of Emergency Management and Communicati ...
  • Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City leaders announced the selection of four mixed-use INVEST South/West projects planned for areas in South Chicago, North Lawndale, Bronzeville, and New City and addition ...
  • Eckenhoff Saunders is the architect behind the new Fulton Market Office on 345 N Morgan Street. Developed by Sterling Bay, the 200,000-square-foot project will yield retail space on ground level and o ...