Two years after full renderings first came out on a proposed high-rise, plans are finally moving forward on the grand project near the corner of Division and Clark. This Gold Coast tower originally included 42 stories and was dubbed by neighbors the Tower of Jewel. It’s now down to 35 stories and the project goes by the name, The Sinclair.
In June of this year crews began demolishing the existing building, as well as some surrounding buildings to make way for construction. The tower, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, is seeking LEED certification. In addition, a 7,000 square foot green roof will top it off. There will also be a 22,000 square foot green roof on top of the Jewel-Osco grocery.
With room for 390 units, the tower will house studios and convertibles, as well as one, two and three-bedroom units, in addition to some four-bedroom penthouses. The building will also include some affordable housing options.
Other design elements include a rooftop swimming pool and basketball court, as well as a new subway entrance off LaSalle to help make transportation even easier for residents. Leasing for The Sinclair is expected to begin in about a year, around September of 2016.