I used to take a semi-weekly walk from Wilson & Ashland in Uptown down to Grand & Ashland. I walked past construction behind the Mariano’s at Webster Ave. all the time, but never ventured the extra block west to check out Triangle Square. “No tower crane? Can’t be much to see” I thought.
Dang, this is a big development. Condos on one side (1701 West Webster), apartments on the other (2155 North Elston.) Plus retail space. And lots of developers, architects, and general contractors.
Yeah, I’m confused too. Remember, I walked past this site without looking for more than a year, So for a professional breakdown of what’s what, I put you in the fine hands of Urbanize Chicago. And then, photos.
Site preparation is underway for/at 354 North Union, a 32-story, 373-unit apartment tower in the Fulton River District of West Town.
354 North Union got its first permit way back on March 16 of 2020, giving developer and general contractor Onni Group the all-clear to start building the foundation up to the “underside of level 3.” The Pappageorge Haymes Partners-designed tower will also include 143 parking spaces, if that building permit is to be believed.
Check out the two Stalworth Underground big blue rigs sitting off in the corner, champing at the bit waiting to drill caissons deep into the earth. Bit. Drill. Heh.
This was 352 North Union at the community meeting six or so years ago. I think it went up a couple ticks because it’s taken so long to get it started. But we’re here, that’s what counts. A forthcoming new name wouldn’t surprise me though.
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.
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.
Got an active tower crane in Chicago? Don’t see it in this survey? TELL ME.
Where are they?
West Loop – 5
River North – 3
One each in The Loop (300 N Michigan); Portage Park (The Clarendale); Gold Coast (Gild); Illinois Medical District (UI Health); West Town (1454 W Randolph)
What are they building?
Residential – 7
Office – 5
Medical – 1 (UI Health)
Who has them?
Power Construction – 7
One each for: Linn-Mathes (300 N Michigan); Clark Construction (320 S Canal); Skender (309 W Randolph); Ryan Companies (The Clarendale); Walsh Construction (Salesforce Tower); Pepper Construction (UI Health)
Here they are, starting with the southernmost tower crane and moving northward: