Construction Update
More Rental Units Coming to Milwaukee Avenue

2211 North Milwaukee

2211 North Milwaukee from the California Ave Blue Line platform.

Tuesday in this very space, we shared photos with you of the two towers that have just begun to take root in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. But if you think two towers are plenty of activity for one block, you’d be mistaken.

Vesta lofts water tank

The highly visible water tank about Vesta Lofts in the South Loop.

Just to the south, at 2211 North Milwaukee Avenue, Property Markets Group is busy erecting L, a 120-unit rental building designed by Chicago firm Brininstool + Lynch. If Arco/Murray National Construction, the general contractor at L sounds familiar, you may remember them from the work they did on Vesta Lofts in the South Loop. That building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, now boasts 60,000 of rental residence space, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and a really cool yellow water tank atop it all. And you surely recognize Brininstool + Lynch from, among other projects, they’re two South Loop towers at 1333 and 1345 South Wabash.

It would appear the building has topped out at 6 stories. There’s a considerable amount of work left to do, but there’s no reason to believe the goal of opening in Spring 2016 won’t be met.

Have a look for yourself:



Location: 2211 North Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square

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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