Goettsch Partners announces the topping out of 320 South Canal

320 South Canal (Union Station Tower) has topped out in the West Loop.

Goettsch Partners announced on their Instagram page last night that the final beam has been lifted into place at 320 South Canal, celebrating the topping-out of the West Loop’s freshest skyscraper.

Congratulations to all involved on this construction milestone, including Clark Construction, Riverside Investment & Development, and Goettsch Partners.

Check out the Instagram photos from Goettsch at the link above, and then I’ve got a few more construction pics for ya.

Progress Update: AMLI 808 at 808 North Wells

This was AMLI 808 back in July. It looks nothing like this now. Because progress.

Today in developments I’ve neglected, we feature AMLI 808, a new rental tower in the Near North neighborhood from AMLI Residential.

AMLI 808 is a 16-story tower at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Wells street bringing 318 apartments to town. NORR and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture have shared the design duties, while The Big Green W is taking care of the build.

The official string of permits for this development started in February of last year, when a demolition permit was issued to remove the single-story structure on the site originally intended to be the sales center for a never-started residential tower here. Once that was out of the way, the foundation and tower-crane permits were issued in March 2020, with the full-build permit following in April.

Studio to two-bedroom apartments at AMLI 808 will be available for tenants to move in starting in July.

Stuff That’s Done: The Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons at the University of Chicago

The Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons at the University of Chicago

The new Woodlawn Residential and Dining Commons is open on the University of Chicago campus. The Commons is a joint development between the University and Capstone Development Partners. It was designed by Boston’s Elkus Manfredi Architects, and was built by Turner Construction. The 16- and 7-story buildings contain almost 900 rooms and 1,300 beds.

CA6 begins its dance into the West Loop

Rendering of CA6 by Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson.

Because it’s replacing a dance studio. Anyway…

CA6 is the latest development from Belgravia Group, who’ve given us Renelle on the River, Three Sixty West, and CA Washington, to name a few. It weighs in at eight stories, 72 condos, with 76 parking spaces. Its building permit arrived February 9. The permit to demolish the former Hubbard Street Dance Center on this site was issued in November of last year.

Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson is the design architect, and I am digging the renderings. (The arhces!) Maris Construction is the general contractor.

I can’t find an opening target date on the CA6 website, but it *is* right next to a Target, so there’s that.

609 West Randolph scores its hoist permit

Skender is sending 609 West Randolph vertical.

Another day, another hoist, as 609 West Randolph gets a permit to attach a hoist over in the West Loop.

609 W Randolph got its tower crane permit just before Christmas 2020, and the foundation permit followed in January.

1043 West Fulton rises, scores a permit

It’s no tower crane permit, but 1043 West Fulton landed a hoist permit Monday. It’s news, and we’ll take it.

There are now banners naming this as both 1043 W Fulton and 237 North Aberdeen on site. Which moniker will win?

Permit issued to begin work on Ravenswood and Lawrence at….well, Ravenswood and Lawrence

Coming soon to this space: Ravenswood and Lawrence.

Across the street from the grocery store I frequent at least three times a week (so, expect frequent updates), behind the brand-spankin’-new Chase Bank that replaced an old Chase bank (even though part of the old Chase bank is still standing) work will soon begin on a new four-story, 55-unit apartment development.

Ravenswood and Lawrence is from Harlem Irving Companies, the developer who brought us Eight Eleven Uptown. Situated right next to the Ravenswood Metra station (TOD, FR), Ravenswood and Lawrence should be followed in the near future by another 100 or so units once the rest of the old Chase Bank needs to be demolished.

I have not been given permission to rename this development, but I’m going with RaveLaw. Let’s see if it sticks.

Humphreys and Partners Architects is the design firm for Ravenswood and Lawrence. William A. Randolph of Gurnee is the general contractor.

Harlem Irving Companies rendering

Open, and Darn Near Done: Avra West Loop

Avra West Loop started welcoming tenants April 1.

Sometimes “done” means “completed.” And sometimes “done” means “open.” Avra West Loop is open, which they confirmed to me last week, having started allowing tenants to move in on the first of April. No fooling.

First, Tandem built a home for a tower crane. And now, they’ve just about finished homes for the rest of us.

Avra West Loop was still 1125 West Van Buren last time we visited. Now, it’s welcoming tenants into the Antunovich Associates-designed tower.