As we head into the dead of winter, crews at dozens of construction sites throughout the city are working at a brisk pace to deliver hundreds of new residences to the greater downtown area. Developers don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, and with the city now seeking proposals for the massive Cabrini-Green area, the city could be witnessing even more construction. The South Loop is currently witnessing its own construction boom with multiple residential towers and the McCormick Place Entertainment District well underway. However, for today, we focus on the greater Near North area and the many projects that are on their way. Let's begin the tour.
At 833 North Clark Street, a 31-story apartment tower with 373 units is now three stories above ground, filling in what used to be a surface parking lot and drive through facility for a neighboring bank. An older stand-alone three story residential building at the north end of the block at Chestnut Street was included as part of the project and will be preserved. The project is being developed as a joint venture between Ryan Companies and Lincoln Property Company and was designed by Ryan A+E with Antunovich Associates as the architect of record.