The new tower crane on West Blackhawk Street is pulling double duty. It’s building The Seng, a five-story condo building at 853 W Blackhawk, and Common Lincoln Park, a 10-story, 400-bed co-living building at 869 W Blackhawk. I know this because I read about it in REjournals; they’ve got all the details you could possibly want at that link.
With two buildings comes lots of permits, including:
A demo permit to make a fresh canvas on 4/23/2021
A tent permit for groundbreaking ceremonies on 12/2/2021
A permit for foundation piles on 12/16/2021
The full permit for 853 on 1/19/2022
A tower crane permit on 2/10/2022
The full build permit for 869 on 3/25/2022
I stopped by Sunday to take a look at early vertical progress:
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