Construction Update
Two-Tower 845 West Madison Project Breaks Ground

If you want to put a little “Opa!” in your life, a new mixed-use development is underway that may be just the flaming cheese your Greek alter ego craves.  845 West Madison broke ground recently on the Greektown-adjacent block where the H2O+ personal care products factory once stood, behind the Mariano’s.

Rendering of 845 West Madison (Courtesy of Lendlease)

Rendering of 845 West Madison (Courtesy of Lendlease)

It’s a two-tower GREC Architects design for Lendlease and The John Buck Company that will being 586 new residences to Chicago’s Near West Side.  Those homes will be in a pair of 17-story towers atop a podium with 10,000 square feet of retail space and a 278-space parking garage.

If you have a taste for something a little more personal, there will also be a baker’s dozen rental townhouses lining the two-story podium along South Peoria and West Monroe Streets — a significant improvement over the former industrial building’s blank facade, and a nice save from inflicting another parking garage directly on the neighborhood.

The units in this project are a little larger than most of the recent construction in the city.  There are no micro-apartments, studios, or convertibles.  It’s all one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes.  Move-ins are expected to start in 2020, which sounds far away, but is really just a year and two weeks off.

Left to right: Peter Palandjian, chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation; 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett; Chicago Building Commissioner Judy Frydland; Tom Weeks, executive general manager of development at Lendlease; and John Buck, chairman and CEO of The John Buck Company (Courtesy of Lendlease)

Left to right: Peter Palandjian, chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation; 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett; Chicago Building Commissioner Judy Frydland; Tom Weeks, executive general manager of development at Lendlease; and John Buck, chairman and CEO of The John Buck Company (Courtesy of Lendlease)

 

Location: 845 West Madison Street, Near West Side

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