Fulton River District Skyscraper Proposal Moves For Approval

A blow-out proposal for a residential skyscraper to replace the Cassidy Tire warehouse in Chicago’s Fulton River District is ready to roll into the Chicago Plan Commission.

December 2019 rendering of 344 North Canal
December 2019 rendering of 344 North Canal

While many skyscraper development plans get deflated in high-pressure negotiations with retread politicians, shock — 344 North Canal is groovy, and  has strutted from its December mounting to Thursday’s Commission meeting white walls intact.

That means that, if approved, The Habitat Company building will have 343 apartments and 124 parking spaces across 33 stories.  It also means a change to traffic patterns in the area, with Clinton and Canal Streets becoming one-way affairs, and Milwaukee Avenue turning into local access only between them.

Location of 344 North Canal (basemap via Apple Maps)
Location of 344 North Canal (basemap via Apple Maps)

Location: 344 North Canal Street, Fulton River District


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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