Details About New Gold Coast Skyscraper at 410 East Grand

410 East Grand Avenue

Back in July, Crain’s Chicago Business reported about a proposal to finally replace an old surface parking lot on Grand Avenue with a residential tower.  Recently there has been a lot of chatter on the internet about this project, so here are some details.

Part of the buzz claims that this is part of a land swap between Golub Real Estate and the Rahabilitation Institute of Chicago.  While a swap may have taken place, Golub has owned the property at 410 East Grand since 2009, so it’s not exactly breaking news.

The proposed project at 410 East Grand Avenue (even number puts it north of Grand, so it’s Gold Coast, not Streeterville) will climb 42 stories in one apartment tower, and 10 stories in an attached building.  They’ll share a parking garage and ground-floor retail space.

What we know so far:

  • Architect: Solomon Cordwell Bunez
  • First tower:
    • Maximum height: 452 feet, including mechanical penthouse
    • Roof height: 428 feet
    • 443 apartments
    • Northwest corner of Grand and McClurg
    • Main entrance: McClurg Court
  • Second building:
    • Maximum height: 135 feet, including mechanical penthouse
    • Roof height: 110 feet
    • 87 apartments
    • Mid-block on Ohio Street
    • Main entrance: East Ohio Street
  • 297 auto parking spaces
  • 149 bicycle parking spaces
  • Addresses:
    • 418-418 East Grand Avenue
    • 529-549 North McClurg Court
    • 401-429 East Ohio Street
  • Developer of record: GHB 630 LLC
  • Footprint: 54,530 square feet
  • Minimum green roof size: 22,674 square feet
  • Outdoor dog run between this building and Lake Shore Plaza‘s (445 East Ontario Street) parking garage.
  • Parking entrances on East Grand Avenue and East Ohio Street
  • Three retail shops

Reading the developer’s application with the city, it asked for 452-foot and 135-foot buildings. But either that is no longer the case, or there are different city departments measuring this thing differently because the new numbers being used are shorter.

The building is required to be LEED certified, and have a green roof that covered a little more than half an acre of space.

This project was added to our interactive map of what’s going up in Chicago last month. If you’d like to help update the map, just drop an e-mail to

And because everyone loves diagrams, here ya go:


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