Summarizing Only a Fraction of the New High-Rises Currently Under Construction Around Downtown Chicago

Posted by Helaine Cohen on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 12:58pm.

Downtown Chicago DevelopmentIf you haven’t noticed all the cranes scattered around the Chicago skyline in 2016, chances are you’ve been living under a rock. After a slow climb out of the most recent housing downturn, new construction made a huge comeback around downtown Chicago over the last 12 months, especially when it comes to large-scale high-rise developments right in the heart of the city. 

Just recently, the Chicago Tribune summarized what’s currently still coming through the pipeline, which if you haven’t been paying attention, is a whole lot of new additions to the Windy City’s already broad skyline. Here’s a quick look at some of the residential high-rise developments currently underway in Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods: 

1333 S. Wabash 

1333 S. Wabash will be a 28-story luxury apartment tower once finished, adding 305 new rentals to Chicago’s rapidly developing South Loop neighborhood. 

801 S. Financial  

Also in the South Loop, the high-rise development being called Alta Roosevelt will feature a jaw-dropping 500 units and nearly 350 parking spaces. 

720 S. Wells 

A planned part of the high-profile project dubbed the Riverline, 720 S. Wells might actually be one of the most impressive new projects currently in the works around the South Loop; which given how much activity is happening on this side of town, that says a lot. 

1035 W. Van Buren 

Development around the West Loop has been absolutely crazy over the last few years, and 1035 W. Van Buren will only add to the madness. When finished, this will be a towering 30-story luxury apartment building with 300 new residences. 

363 E. Wacker 

Arguably Chicago’s most high-profile development since Trump Tower, Vista Tower will be a mega 98-story high-rise that will feature luxury rentals, condos, and a fabulous new hotel. 

165 W. Superior

Called Exhibit on Superior, 165 W. Superior will rise 34 stories high and include 298 residences, and an additional 14,500 square feet of retail space. 

1201 N. LaSalle 

Dubbed The Sinclair, 1201 N. LaSalle will stand 35 stories high and feature 390 units. In case you forgot, this is the project that took over the old Jewel site on LaSalle in the Gold Coast, which seems like ages ago when it was first announced. In any case, a new Jewel store will also be on the ground-level of the new building, which is good news for nearby Gold Coast residents. 

Helaine Cohen, Chicago Real Estate Broker

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