Darn Near Done: The Venn eyes a 2020 opening in the West Loop

GREC Architects render of The Venn, 845 West Madison.

The Venn, a residential development from The John Buck Company, continues making progress toward its projected opening this summer.

Once the site of the H2O skincare brand at 845 West Madison, The Venn brings 586 rental units, in two 17-story towers, and 14 townhomes to the West Loop neighborhood. There will also be 10,000 sf of retail space and about 280 parking spots, to be split 45/55 between public and resident use.

Demolition of H2O started in December 2017, courtesy of Heneghan Wrecking. The site sat empty for awhile; groundbreaking for The Venn took place a year later, in December 2018. Lendlease is the general contractor; GREC Architects designed the project.

Signage on site announces pre-leasing beginning in Spring. I did the math, and that’s coming up fast. The Venn must be darn near done. It certainly looks it, from the outside.

What follows are some demolition photos, a few shots from April of construction progress, and The Venn in its current state.

Stuff That’s Done: The Hoxton Chicago

The Hoxton Chicago, a 12-story, 182-room boutique hotel from the London-based developer of the Hoxton brand Ennismore, opened in Spring 2019. Shapack Partners collaborated on development of the hotel, designed by GREC Architects. The Hoxton Chicago was a Power Project.

Some photos follow of the completed hotel, with a couple earlier construction pictures, and shots from the demolition of the old Grant Park Packaging building.

Three Sixty West is making big progress in River North

Three Sixty West June 2018

Progress continues upward at Three Sixty West, the new condo development from Belgravia.

The only problem I can find with this building is that it’s right up against another structure to the east, so you can’t walk a 360 around it.

Growth galore in River North, where Three Sixty West, the 11-story condo tower from Belgravia Realty Group, has climbed to the seventh floor.

In the GREC Architects-designed building where there will soon be 38 brand-spankin-new condominiums, Maris Construction is more than halfway up in progress at 360 West Erie Street. What that could mean is we might see glass installation beginning soon.

Will the tower crane at The Hoxton Chicago be around much longer?

Hoxton Chicago hotel June 2018

There’s still a tower crane above Power Construction’s Hoxton Chicago job site. But for how long?

The tower crane atop the Hoxton Chicago hotel in the West Loop has to be operating on numbered days, right? What with the hotel being topped out and nearly glassed up, we’re likely to see this one come down soon.  The West Loop can afford to lose a tower crane and still lead all Chicago neighborhoods. so don’t be too upset. For now.

Three Sixty West rises above the River North street

Three Sixty West May 2018

Maris Construction is using this tower crane to build Three Sixty West in River North.

Maris Construction has one, and only one, tower crane in the skies over Chicago. And they’re making it count.

Three Sixty West, the 11-story condominium tower at 360 West Erie Street in River North from Belgravia Realty Group, has risen a floor above street level. The 38-unit, GREC Architects-designed development got its initial building permit back in November, and a tower crane permit this past January.

Those condos should be ready for move-ins early next year.

The Hoxton Chicago adds some glass to the West Loop party

Hoxton Chicago hotel April 2018

Panes of glass are starting to appear on the Hoxton Chicago hotel at Lake and Green Streets.

Can you handle another bit of window news in the West Loop? Well, brace yourself anyway. Because if you’re going to build all this new stuff, and you want people (especially hotel guests) to be able to the outdoors from inside, then you better have windows. Lots of them.

The Hoxton Chicago hotel in the West Loop has reached that step in its development. Not the usual curtain-wall style glass you might find on an office tower, but real, honest-to-goodness panes of glass have started to appear on the exterior.

Whether the Hoxton Chicago has topped out is a legitimate question, but that certainly appears to be the upper-most floor that Power Construction is working on.

Three Sixty West gets in on the tower crane fun

It is the absolute newest tower crane to hit the Chicago skyline, so it’s no wonder developer Belgravia Group tweeted about it last week.

Belgravia is building Three Sixty West at 360 West Erie Street in River North. Formerly the site of the impressively-decked Citizen Bar, and one of those ever-popular surface parking lots, the site will soon be home to the GREC Architects-designed 11-story, 38-unit condominium tower. Condo delivery is expected in early 2019.

Three Sixty West marks the official entry onto our Chicago Tower Crane Survey for Maris Construction. We’ve documented Maris Construction’s work on CA Washington in the West Loop, but that gig didn’t require a Big Rig. This one does, so welcome, Maris!

The Three Sixty West website has a section dedicated to Tower Crane Arrival Day. If that’s not enough to make you want to live here, you’re not living at all.

 

 

The Hoxton Chicago rises in the West Loop

A few shots of Power Construction’s progress at the GREC Architects-designed Hoxton Chicago hotel at Lake and Green Streets in the West Loop.

The Hoxton Chicago Hotel is growing along Lake Street

Hoxton Chicago hotel

The Hoxton Chicago hotel is one of several developments being built right up against the Lake Street elevated tracks.

Very soon, the elevated train running above Lake Street in the West Loop will look more like a tunnel, the way development is going in the area.

One of the projects currently going up within arm’s length of the Green & Pink Line is the Hoxton Chicago hotel. Once the home of the Grant Park Packaging Company, Power Construction is now putting up a 12-story boutique hotel from developers Shapack Partners and Ennismore on the site at Lake and Green Streets.

Designed by Chicago’s GREC Architects, the Hoxton Chicago will deliver 182 guest rooms when completed in 2019.