354 North Union Construction
The Onni Group is constructing a 33-story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily. Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. This project will take approximately two years to complete.
431 N Dearborn Façade Project
Crane construction began a façade project at 431 N Dearborn this week. Throughout the project, the sidewalks adjacent to the building on Dearborn and Hubbard will be closed. Pedestrians are directed to walk in a projected pedestrian walkways in the curb lanes. The project is expected to be completed in October 2023 (weather dependent).
1043 N Rush Demolition
Demolition of 1043 N Rush Street will begin on Monday, March 6. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 8am to 5pm. Throughout the the demolition process, the sidewalk in front of 1043 N Rush Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be redirected at Bellevue/Rush and Cedar/Rush. The demolition process is expected to last three weeks. After demolition is complete, the construction of a new two-story building will begin.
225 W Randolph Renovation:
The Onni Group began renovating 225 W Randolph. Throughout the project, there will be pedestrian canopies at the following locations:
- South side of Randolph, from Franklin to the first alley east thereof
- East side of Franklin, from Randolph to the first alley south thereof
This project is expected to be completed July 2024.
151 N Michigan:
Power Construction has begun demolition of Millennium Park Plaza located at 151 N Michigan Avenue. During the demolition, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk on the north side of Randolph, from Beaubien Court to Michigan Avenue
- Sidewalk on the east side of Michigan, from Randolph, to a point 100′ north thereof
- Beaubien Court, from Randolph to a point 100′ north thereof
Pedestrians will be directed to use projected walkways that are placed in the curb lanes on Randolph and Michigan. Demolition is expected to be completed in early February.
751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago:
LG Construction continues work on 751 N. Hudson Avenue and 451 W. Chicago Avenue, which are adjacent parcels. Work hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane of the east side of Hudson, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
- Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane on the west side of Sedgwick, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
- Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Chicago, from Hudson to Sedgwick
There will be a protected pedestrian walkway in the curb lane on the south side of Chicago Avenue, from Hudson Avenue to Sedgwick Street. This project is expected to take 18 months to complete (weather dependent).
311 W Huron:
In June, ARCO Murray began construction of a new building at 311 W. Huron Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours). Throughout the project, the following City right-of-way will be occupied:
- Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Huron, from Franklin west to the end of 311 W Huron’s property line – approximately 150′. The sidewalk will be used to store their concrete pump, dumpster, and hoist dock. Trucks will back into the site at this location too. Jersey barriers will be placed in the curb lane to create a protected pedestrian path.
- 3′ of the sidewalk on the west side of Franklin, from Huron to the first alley south thereof. This leaves 6′ of clearance. They will need to push the fence out a few feet during excavation.
- 150′ of the east/west alley bounded by Huron, Franklin, Erie, and Orleans will be closed. The closure is from Franklin to a point 150′ west thereof.
The project is expected to be completed in September 2023 (weather dependent). Peoples Gas Main Installation Project: Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush. Sidewalk restoration on both sides of Bellevue, from Lake Shore Drive to Rush will begin the week of October 17.
Construction of the 33-story mixed-use building is underway. Throughout construction, McHugh Constriction will occupy the curb lane on the west side of Canal along 344/350 N. Canal Street’s property line. The construction company has leased the area north of the building from the railroad to use as a staging area. Additionally, they will use the parking lot south of the building as a staging area too. All work is expected to take 24 months to complete (weather dependent).
150 E Ontario:
W.E. O’Neil began construction of a 23-story building at 150 East Ontario Street. Work hours will be Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm (8pm during caisson pours). Some weekend work will occur. Throughout the project, the following will be closed:
- 150′ of sidewalk in front of 150 East Ontario
- 150′ of curb lane in front of 150 East Ontario
Pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk on the south side of the street at Ontario/Michigan and Ontario/St. Clair. The entire project is expected to take 23 months to complete.
535 N. St. Clair Street:
Demolition of 535 N St. Clair is completed. LendLease has mobilized for construction and they have began pouring caissons. Throughout the project, there will be a protected pedestrian canopy on the north side of Grand, from St. Clair to a point 100′ east thereof. The entire project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2024.
15 E Oak Street: Facade Project:
Early this week, a facade project began at 15 E Oak Street. Throughout the project, the sidewalk on the south side of Oak, from State to Rush will be closed. A protected pedestrian walkway will be in-place in the curb lane. The project is expected to be completed October 2023.
120 E Oak Street Facade Project
Summit Design + Build will begin a facade project at 120 E Oak Street on Tuesday, May 30. Works hours will be Monday thru Saturday, from 8am-5pm. Throughout the project, the sidewalk adjacent to the building will be closed. It will be covered by construction fencing. Pedestrians will be pushed to a protected pedestrian path in the curb lane. Deliveries will occur between before 9am and debris will be removed between 8am-9am. There will be a gate at the east end of the fencing for deliveries and debris removal. The project will be completed in early November.
Murphy Auditorium Renovation
Driehaus Museum purchased the Murphy Auditorium at 50 E Erie and plans to begin renovations in June. Work hours are Monday-Friday, from 8-4pm. They plan to complete the following interior alterations:
- Offices are going to be renovated
- Stage has sunken – leveled out; fix accessibility issue
- New elevator to go all the way to the top floor
Throughout the project, the following will be in-place:
- Pedestrian canopy over the sidewalk in front of 50 E Erie
- 100′ of curb lane will be closed in front of 50 E Erie for material deliveries and small crane
They will need to use a small crane periodically throughout the project to lift materials onto the roof that can’t fit through the doorway. Driehaus will notify us in advance of installation of a small crane.
214 West Erie Street Renovations
On Monday, December 13, Crane Construction began renovations of 214 West Erie Street. During construction, the following will be closed:
- Sidewalk/curb lane in front of 214 West Erie Street. The curb lane will be used as a pedestrian walkway. Crane Construction will place jersey barriers and ramps in the curb lane to protect pedestrians and provide wheelchair access.
- Close 100′ of the north/south alley adjacent to 214 W Erie Street. This is a T alley and residents of 222 W Erie will still be able to access their parking garage from the alley entrance on Franklin and Huron.
This project is expected to be completed in early 2023 (weather dependent).