Friday, Crain’s Chicago reported about a new tenant leaving The Loop for 167 Green Street in the West Loop. We thought we’d share that news with you, as it provides a nice segue into updating construction progress on the new 17-story office tower from Shapack Partners.
Soul City Church, at 1150 West Adams Street in the West Loop, filed a building permit with the City of Chicago back in October to complete a three-story addition next to the existing church. Now, Focus Construction has erected the steel work for the 45,000-square-foot addition. When finished this summer, it will include a new auditorium, office space for church staff, and covered parking.
Soul City Church, at 1150 West Adams Street, is ready to undertake a major expansion of its facilities in the West Loop.
Wednesday, a permit was filed for Soul City to build a three-story addition in the empty lot next door to the east, as well as make renovations to the existing church. The construction will add a multi-level auditorium, church offices, lobbies, even a roof terrace for use by the Soul City congregation.
Neighbors of the West Loop was there when plans were presented back in June and has details of what’s to come now that the permit is filed, including Soul City’s plan to share use of its new addition with the neighboring community. Focus Construction will serve as the general contractor.
The Parker Fulton Market, at 730 West Couch Place (think corner of Halsted and Lake) in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago, is a 29-story apartment tower designed by Chicago architecture firm Booth Hansen. The Parker is one of many West Loop projects currently in motion by Shapack Partners, one of a couple companies turning the area west of the Kennedy Expressway and east of Ogden Avenue into one of the hottest neighborhoods in town.
When completed next year, The Parker will deliver 227 rental units and 9,000 square feet of retail space. All within a stone’s throw of the increasingly-fabulous Restaurant Row of Randolph Street. Focus Construction crews started work on the tower back in March of 2015, and we’ve watched their progress from high atop the UpChicago office.