23-Story Tower Will Squeeze in Between the Kennedy and the Milwaukee Corridor

The “sizable” River West residential development we told you about back in October that will introduce a 23-story residential tower to the edge of Milwaukee Avenue and the banks of the Kennedy Expressway is a go.

Rendering of The Mill (via Tandem)

Rendering of The Mill (via Tandem)

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the project at 734 North Milwaukee Avenue which may or may not be going by the name “The Mill.”  Commuters will see 226 new homes rise in a 266-foot-tall skyscraper along the busy Milwaukee Avenue corridor, and the even busier I-90/94.

The project designed by Antunovich Associates for Tandem also includes ground floor retail space, offices, and parking for 97 cars and 166 bicycles.  Because it’s the Milwaukee Corridor, where bicycles rule.

The land this property is on will change from Light Industrial zoning to Residential Planned Development.  It’s not the first in the area, and certainly not the last.

As part of the deal, the blossoming sub-neighborhood will get a new park down the street in the sliver of weeds and bushes between the Ohio Street Ramps, West Erie Street, and North Milwaukee Street.

Tandem hopes to have the building complete in 2019, which isn’t as far away as it sounds.

Location: 734 North Milwaukee, River West


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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  1. Another new property coming to the River West area. Hopefully, this will spur more retail, restaurants, and bars. River West is a virtual desert for entertainment. There is nothing in the immediate to lure people into the neighborhood as there is nothing to do outside the doors of your home in the neighborhood.

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