Construction Update
Big Hole at 111 West Chestnut, to be Filled With Row Homes

111 West Chestnut

A lot of diggin’s been dug on the lot at 111 West Chestnut Street. We dig it.

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.

111 West Chestnut

111 West Chestnut looked like this for far too long.

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.


Location: 111 West Chestnut Street, Near North

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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