Two weeks ago, we told you about the permits issued for 833 North Clark Street on the near north side. At the time, we noted it had been a substantial length of time since the ceremonial groundbreaking had taken place, and that only minor work had started to clear some landscaping and clean out the parking lot.
Well, 833 North Clark is inactive no longer. Case Foundation crews are out there digging holes like a North Shore dentist behind on his alimony, and we stopped by to watch them work.
The project to add a 31-story residential tower, designed by Antunovich Associates, will also involve the preservation of the U.S. Bank branch in the adjacent lot at 801 North Clark. That structure, The Cosmopolitan State Bank Building, is a Schmidt, Garden & Martin design constructed in 1920. According to developer Ryan Companies‘ press release, preserving the old bank will include rebuilding its drive-through as part of the new development’s parking structure.