Big Permit Signals Next Step for 228 East Ontario Construction

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At the end of August, we let you know there were finally signs of life for the SMASHotels project slated for 228 East Ontario in Streeterville. That breath of fresh hotel air came in the form of a tower-crane permit. And now, a permit has been issued to put that crane to work.

FOUNDATION ONLY FOR A TWENTY-ONE (stories? We’ve heard 22, and 20.), 195 ROOM HOTEL WITH BASEMENT AND ASSOCIATED SITE WORK AS PER PLANS

How big is a “big permit”? This one was filed to the tune of $25.8 million. That should be enough to get a foundation together.

Does this mean we’ll be seeing (and hearing) earth being moved and caissons being drilled in the near future? Fingers crossed.

Koo and Associates are your design architects, while Pepper Construction serves as the general contractor.

228 East Ontario

This was the only activity the last time we dropped by 228 East Ontario.

 

Daniel Schell

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