A full building permit has been issued for a new 27-story tower at 160 N. Elizabeth Street in the West Loop. Located at the intersection of W. Randolph Street and N. Elizabeth Street, crews have demolished a set of masonry buildings to clear the site after demo permits were approved at the beginning of November, and foundation work has been in full swing. The project is being led by Moceri + Roszak.
Designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture, the 27-story tower will rise 291 feet and hold 375 residential units with 9,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The L-shaped tower design consists of a four-story podium that fills the entire site, a middle tower portion in the shape of an L, and an upper tower portion that spans the long section of the lower L-shape, spanning east/west in the long direction.
The residential lobby will front N. Elizabeth Street with retail spaces wrapping around the corner to face W. Randolph Street. Parking for 144 cars will be accessible from the alley, while a bike room for 160 bikes will be included in the podium.
The unit mix will consist of studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with these apartments ranging in size from 540 square feet up to 1,450 square feet. The plan includes a provision of 20% affordable units on site, totaling 75 dwellings.
With all necessary permits in hand, general contractor Clark Construction can continue with construction up to completion. Construction is expected to wrap up in the second quarter of 2023.