It’s no Deep Tunnel, but that big hole in the ground at 111 West Chestnut Street in the city’s Near North neighborhood means there are finally signs of life on the row homes we’ve been waiting to see for, like, ever.
Coming soon will be a group of eight (really) high-end rentals – as in, $15,000/month high, according to the developer at the Plan Commission meeting – designed by the architects at Booth Hansen. Developed by Chestnut Row Homes, LLC., the 3-level single-family homes will be erected under the shadow of the 833 North Clark project basically next door. Cordos Construction is handling the general contractor duties.
Way back in February, this proposal went before the Chicago Plan Commission, and not only was it unanimously approved, but council members raved about it. “Stunning” and “I’d love to have these in my ward” were a couple of the more memorable reactions, and this by a group of folks not known for their glowing superlatives. We imagine the Commission is just as excited as we are to see some dirt move.