New West Loop Apartment Block to Break Ground This Month

601 West Jackson drawing courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architecture.

601 West Jackson drawing courtesy of Thomas Roszak Architecture.

Half a year ago we brought you the story of 601 West Jackson, the 15-story residential block intended for the southwest corner of  West Jackson Boulevard and South Jefferson Street in the West Loop.  Now it looks like those drawings are going to become reality.

Globe Street reports that developers Dan Moceri, Oak Residential Partners, and Thomas Roszak plan to break ground on the building this month, and hope to have it finished by spring of next year.

When the building was presented to neighborhood groups, they got behind it.  It’s not too big, not too flashy, and replaces a surface parking lot with something more productive.  It will be 154 feet tall and offer 190 residences.  It was designed by Mr. Roszak.

Three weeks ago the city issued a permit to demolish the parking attendant’s booth on the property, so expect to see bulldozers and cranes show up soon.  The developers have also asked the city for permission to sink 20 caissons 83-feet deep under public property to help support the building in exchange for paying the city $400 a year.  A decision hasn’t been made on that yet.

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