The residential building proposed for 1333 South Wabash is branching out before it’s even built.
Originally approved by the city of Chicago five years ago, it has gone through several changes in the last couple of months. The most recent one has added a second tower.
The developer, CMK Companies, bought the vacant lot immediately to the south of 1333 and plans to use the extra elbow room to put up a 15-story modified version of the same building.
Like the larger building it will have ground-floor retail, topped by two stories of parking. It finishes with 13 stories of apartments with protruding balconies facing north. Unlike the larger building, its Wabash Avenue facade lacks the random changes in glass. Instead, it will have a standard grid pattern and a more distinct podium. South-facing balconies don’t look possible since the drawing released to the public makes it look like it’s going to be built right up to the property line.