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Coming Soon: Luxury Living at 1000M

Chicago has a new skyscraper in the works. Located at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, 1000M is a new luxury condo development currently in pre-construction. Towering 74 stories tall, the building will overlook Grant Park and offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, alongside interiors by Chicago native Kara Mann, 1000M is targeted toward the luxury buyer. The building will feature 323 condominiums and full service amenities, like a sundeck, swimming pool, gardens, sky terrace, gym and spa.

Available units range in price from $570,000 to $8,100,000 — varying in size from 926 to 5,488 square feet. Sales for 1000M will begin in late spring/early summer 2017. The development is scheduled for completion in 2021. For additional details, contact @properties.


Take a peek at 1000M, Chicago’s newest luxury building…



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Neighborhood Guide

Mapping the West Loop’s Development Boom

Pay a visit to the West Loop and you’ll quickly notice a flurry of developments underway. Our friends at Curbed Chicago mapped out the latest projects now happening (or proposed) in Chicago’s West Loop. Major fixtures in the neighborhood include tech tenants, like Google, and fast food giant, McDonald’s (coming in 2018). From corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, residential buildings and beyond, the West Loop is booming and becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago.


Here’s a look at what’s happening in the West Loop, as of July 2017:


845 W. Madison

Status: Proposed
“Large sites typically spawn large developments and that is certainly the case when it comes to the redevelopment of the former H2O+ facility at 845 W. Madison. Spanning an entire block, the proposed project from the John Buck Company and GREC hopes to deliver 586 units spread across two 17-story towers and street-fronting townhouses designed to hide the development’s parking garage. The project was first presented to neighbors at 627 units but has since been downsized.”


110 N. Carpenter Street

Status: Under Construction
“Potentially the West Loop’s biggest catalyst for change, the future corporate headquarters of McDonald’s has been fast-tracked by the city of Chicago. Replacing Oprah’s former Harpo Studios, the 600,000-square-foot facility from developer Sterling Bay and architect Gensler was first presented to neighbors in June of 2016and managed to get zoned, land permits, and break ground in just a handful of months. The block-sized structure is about half way to its final height.”


801-811 W. Fulton

Status: Under Construction
“Developer Shapack Partners is behind a 7-story, 70,000-square-foot office building replacing a parking lot just south of the Fulton Market District gateway signage. The masonry and concrete building was designed by HPA to reflect the area’s existing industrial warehouses and will feature 80,000 feet of ground floor retail when complete. The project recently landed its first construction permit.”


Fulton West

Status: Under Construction
“Originally planned as offices for an insurance firm, the building at 1330 W. Fulton was left abandoned and in a half-built state for a number of years before being resurrected by developer Sterling Bay. Once completed, the new nine-story building will feature a rooftop deck and parking for 610 vehicles. Online company review site Glassdoor and vacuum maker Dyson have signed-on as tenants in the soon to open 290,000-square-foot building.”


Nobu Hotel

Status: Under Construction
“Following a somewhat turbulent gestation and approval process, Nobu Hospitality Group is finally moving forward on its new boutique hotel and restaurant. Originally proposed as 12-story design, the project was cut down to eight levels before finally re-emerging as an 11-story building from Modif Architecture. The hotel is expected to contain 119 guest rooms and a 10,000-square-foot Nobu restaurant from namesake star chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Plans also call for an indoor pool, event space, and a rooftop lounge. Foundation work on the hotel (finally) began in May.”


For an interactive map, additional developments and details, visit Curbed Chicago.




Hurry Before There’s Nothing Left

Hurry before there’s nothing left!

The city of Chicago has construction going on left and right! From hotel rooms to apartment units, these new developments are giving Chicago more room for residence. Are you looking to move to a new apartment in your neighborhood? Curbed racked up new developments happening around the city. Check out what’s happening around Chicago and keep these new units in mind!

Starting from the south, first up is the 40-story, 1,206-room Marriott Marquis at McCormick place which is now drilling caissons:

[All photos by Shawn Ursini]


Next door, the site has been cleared for the 13-story Center Point Properties data center at Calumet and 21st…


as well as the new arena along Cermak Road.


Further north at 1333-1345 South Wabash, CMK’s 144-unit condo project is finished, while the 28-story rental project One Triple Three next door has excavated the site.




Crossing into the Loop Community Area, JDL’s 1000 South Clark with 29 floors and469 rental units is just about topped out with glazing now covering most of the facade. When the Hartshorne Plunkard-designed structure rose, many watchers were surprised that the west side facing the Rock Island Metra tracks was not glass like the more prominent eastern exposure seen here but rather is a more austere concrete wall with punch-hole windows.



The SCB-designed 1001 South State is now really starting to take off with the tower past the more complicated levels of the parking podium and amenity deck. The 40 story, 398 unit structure now reaches the 14th floor.



Also designed by SCB, the 690-unit rental tower at Block 37 is really starting to make a visual impact as it is also getting very close to topping out.



Also in the Loop, John Buck Company’s MILA, the bKL-designed 402-unit rental towerat Michigan and Lake is now about 40 floors up with its first panes of glass now installed.


More crucial construction boom coverage:
Mapping Chicago’s 18 Highrises Under Construction Right Now
Springtime Check-In on Construction Sites Throughout the City
Making Sense of the Construction Boom Underway in the Loop
Developers to Deliver 3,000 New Downtown Apartments in 2015
How Downtown Became the Hottest Market for Chicago Renters

At the riverfront trio to the west, crews at the Goettsch Partners-designed 150 North Riverside has been busy installing steel as the much anticipated cantilever takes shape and the tower crane has been erected.



Meanwhile across the street, the Pickard Chilton designed River Point office tower at 444 West Lake has about 30 of its 53 floors of steel now framed out.



Across the river, the bKL-designed Wolf Point West tower has just topped out its 48 floors which will contain 507 rental units.



At 85 East Wacker Drive, work crews with W.E. O’Neil construction have now almost fully fireproofed the steel framed London House hotel annex and glass has begun installation on the first three floors.



In Streeterville, Golub & Company’s SCB-designed Moment with 41 floors has now climbed up to the 14th floor.



Just up McClurg, the Gensler-designed Ability Institute of RIC is now almost fully clad, however another year’s worth of interior build outs is still to come


Back on Grand Avenue, the 57-story David Hovey-designed Optima City Center IIremains in a holding pattern at this time after completing foundation work.


Over in River North, Magellan’s new apartment tower at the old Gino’s East/Planet Hollywood has gotten a demo permit for the existing building, however the roof is still in use for now as parking.


While Magellan’s other Wells Street project, the bKL-designed 34-story rental tower at Superior Street to the north has caisson drilling well under way.



Also on Wells, the 11-story apartment building developed by Akara Partners is now getting its facade. For those of you who thought this was just going to add to River North’s inventory of beige painted concrete, well surprise: the facade appears to be hand-laid brick!



On the Loyola Water Tower Campus, the new 10-story business school designed by SCB is just about finished, as is the 36-story, 367-unit apartment tower next door.



Just up State Street, the 34-story Hartshorne Plunkard-designed No. 9 Walton with 67very high-end condos has begun site preparations.


Further north along State Street, the even more exclusive 4 East Elm, with 35 units in a slender 25-story SCB-designed tower has reached the 16th floor.



Further west, Gerding/Edlen Development’s 18-story GREC-designed rental tower at625 West Division is nearing completion.


And finally, two upcoming projects which will soon be starting site preparations: The Sinclair (aka The Tower of Jewel) and Chicago/Hudson: