Chicago’s NEXT Apartment Tower Arriving Three Months Early
Jul06

Chicago’s NEXT Apartment Tower Arriving Three Months Early

Here’s something we don’t see every day.  Or week.  Or year.  It’s an announcement from Fifield Companies that its newest residential tower, NEXT (347 West Chestnut Street), is going to open — get this — three months early.  Not since the puppet bicycle took to the Loop have so many downtown observers done a double-take. Ordinarily, developers like to be vague about construction milestones.  After all, nobody wants...

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A New Red Monster To Rule Over Clybourn 1200
Apr19

A New Red Monster To Rule Over Clybourn 1200

When we last visited the Clybourn 1200 (1200 North Clybourn Avenue) site back in early March, we had to get up close and peek over the fences to get a good look at construction progress. Crews got started on caisson work at the former City Farm site back in January, and had been doing some digging on the foundations as spring approached. But there wasn’t much to see if you were just passing through on Division Street. But...

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Sedgwick at Locust Takes Shape
Apr18

Sedgwick at Locust Takes Shape

In a very busy corner of the old Cabrini-Green neighborhood, wedged between two new rental towers getting all the publicity, the condo development Sedgwick at Locust (367 West Locust Street) has reached its ultimate height of six floors, as workers from Maris Construction are making headway on the 45-unit building on the former site of Saint Dominic’s Church. The condominiums, from developer Belgravia Realty Group and designed...

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Niche 905 Progresses in Cabrini-Green
Mar22

Niche 905 Progresses in Cabrini-Green

Niche 905, the 18-story apartment tower by friends-of-the-blog FitzGerald Associates Architects, continues at 905 North Orleans Street in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Being built on the former parking lot of the St. Luke Church of God in Christ on the west side of Orleans Street, Niche 905 will deliver 202 new apartment, fully loaded with all the modern amenities today’s renter expects from new construction, come...

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Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments
Mar15

Fifield Companies Tops Off Next Apartments

On a gloomy morning in Chicago, Fifield Companies celebrated a bright future for Next Apartments, its rental tower in the city’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Hosts Steve and Randy Fifield praised their development, design, and lending teams for all pitching in to get Next to this point, just nine months after gathering on the same site for ground-breaking ceremonies. (Isn’t it wonderful what a mild winter can do for Chicago...

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Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm
Mar01

Clybourn 1200 Readies the Soil At Old City Farm

The plowing, hoeing, sowing, and reaping at City Farm have given way to just the plowing and hoeing parts, as ground preparation continues for Clybourn 1200, the latest project from Northbrook-based developer Brinshore. They’re building a v-shaped seven-story structure on the triangular lot formed by the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Division Street in the Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. The Pappageorge Haymes...

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Sedgwick at Locust Gets Framed
Feb23

Sedgwick at Locust Gets Framed

You don’t need a tower crane to be cool, kids. Case in point: The Sedgwick at Locust, at 367 West Locust Street in the old Cabrini-Green neighborhood, is having some ironwork done with the help of a simple-yet-mighty rolling crane. Showing no signs of intimidation despite being wedged between tower cranes at NEXT and Niche 905, the big-wheeled Atlas machine is doing quite well setting beams upon beams. One of the joys in...

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Next Up at Next: Glass
Dec16

Next Up at Next: Glass

Another day, another Chicago construction project with pretty new windows. This time, it’s at Next Apartments (347 West Chestnut Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. And this is another shining example of why we love the CTA elevated trains; we noticed the glass first from the Chicago Avenue platform, and then from the Brown Line train as we sped past. And not just a window here and there. Oh no. Next has glass on all four...

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Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site
Nov30

Sedgwick at Locust Takes Root on Former St. Dominic’s Site

Construction crews have begun turning the site formerly home to Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church into the newest project by Belgravia Realty Group. Sedgwick at Locust (367 West Locust Street) will be a 6-story condo building with a 52-car parking garage, with electric charging. Designed by Sullivan Goulette & Wilson Architects, the new development will boast 44 units in total, consisting of 2-bed/2-bath units starting in the...

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Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time
Nov30

Ground Broken, Permit in Hand, Niche 905 Wastes No Time

Last week, The Chicago Architecture Blog was at the groundbreaking ceremony for Niche 905 (905 North Orleans Street) in the Cabrini Green neighborhood. Six days later, on the 25th of November, to be precise, the City of Chicago issued a building permit for caisson foundation work and the parking deck that goes through the fourth floor. And wouldn’t you know it, Revcon equipment is already on site, ready to turn that broken...

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