Moceri+Roszak Plans a New Residential Skyscraper on Chicago’s Restaurant Row

The group that brought some pretty spiffy skyscrapers to The Loop in recent years is casting its sights westward.   Moceri+Roszak wants to build a 27-story residential tower on the southwest corner of West Randolph and North Elizabeth Streets in West Town.

November 2020 diagram of 160 North Elizabeth
November 2020 diagram of 160 North Elizabeth

You may remember Moceri+Roszak from such projects as LINEA at 215 West Lake, Parkline at 60 West Randolph, and 145 South Wells at 145 South Wells.  This new building is headed to Chicago’s Restaurant Row.  Specifically, 160 North Elizabeth Street.  If you have trouble placing it in your mind, it’s corner right after Alhambra Palace.

So far, all we’ve seen of this is the paperwork filed with the City of Chicago, which for most firms comes out of the clerk’s office as grainy black-and-white sheets of lesser quality than Sister Eleanor’s dittos.  (Sniiiiiiiif!).

While your stock broker told you past performance is no guarantee of future results, we’re willing to bet half a share of Sears Holdings that this building is going to be slim, shiny, and clean. As Steve Jobs would have described it: “Totally lickable.”

  • Address: 160 North Elizabeth Street
  • Developer: Moceri+Roszak
  • Architecture firm: Thomas Roszak Architecture
  • Zoning: C1-3 Neighborhood Commercial District DX-7 Downtown Mixed Use Residential-Business Planned Development
  • Lot size: 32,996 square feet
  • Floor area ratio: 11.5
  • Floors: 27
  • Roof height: 279 feet
  • Maximum height: 292 feet, eight inches
  • Maximum residences: 383
  • Retail space: 10,000 square feet
  • Maximum automobile parking: 117 spaces
  • Loading docks: 2

Location: 160 North Elizabeth Street, West Town

Author: Editor

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