Chicago’s West Loop to receive 500-foot apartment tower

The 44-story tower will provide 492 rental units and a retail podium.

January 31, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy of FitzGerald Associates Architects

Just over one week ago, a Chicago apartment tower project that was revealed in 2011 and approved by the city the following year finally received a construction permit.

According to Curbed Chicago, the cylindrical tower, dubbed One South Halsted, will rise 44-stories and 495 feet in the air and become the tallest building in Chicago west of the Kennedy Expressway.

One South Halsted will replace the Crowne Plaza’s surface lot in Greektown. A new 375-spot parking garage, scaled down from earlier plans that called for 520 spaces, will be shared between the building’s residents and guests of the Crowne Plaza. In addition to the parking spots that were eliminated, a ballroom connecting to the existing hotel via an elevated bridge has also been removed from the original proposal.

The entire building measures just under 800,000 sf. 9,500 sf of that space will be set aside for ground floor retail. A total of 30,710 sf is designated for office and retail combined. 492 rental apartments, and associated amenities, will occupy the rest of the space. The recently approved construction permit lists the project’s cost at $136 million and covers foundation and structural-only work through the seventh floor.

The project is being co-developed by Fifield Companies and F&F Realty. FitzGerald Associates Architects is the architect for the project while Lendlease will be the general contractor.


Rendering courtesy of FitzGerald Associates Architects.

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