Take a Gander at Goose Island’s New Skyscrapers

While you had visions of sugarplums dancing in your head for the last few weeks, the cityscapers over at Structured Development have been dreaming about something else: skyscrapers.

December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)
December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)

The Fulton River District real estate developer has been given approval by the Chicago Plan Commission to expand its Big Deahl development in Goose Island.

The expansion includes a half-acre park, surrounded by a five-story condominium building, a 10-story apartment building, and a 27-story apartment building.  The condo building will have 34 residences, the 10-story building will be 126 “co-living” units, and the tower will have 327 apartments.  The trio will be located at 1450 North Dayton Street.  

That location is across Kingsbury from both REI and Whole Foods, and within splashing distance of Chicago’s Wild Mile project, which seeks to transform the north branch of the Chicago River into something more suitable for use by the sorts of people who shop at REI and Whole Foods.

December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)
December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)

Interestingly, the 34-unit condo building will be 100% affordable housing.  And these aren’t SRO-grade residences.  Structured is putting up two-, three-, and four-bedroom units in this building.  

December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)
December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)
December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)
December 2020 rendering of Big Deahl (Courtesy of Structured Development)

Location: 1450 North Dayton Street, Goose Island

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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