A full building permit has been issued for 633 S. LaSalle, but is construction ever going to start? Originally revealed in 2019, the project was originally proposed by London-based The Collective, but now seems to be under development by Melrose Ascension Capital and ARCO/Murray. Currently a vacant lot, the project site faces Metra tracks across the street just south of W. Harrison St.
With permits trickling in, the project got a tower crane permit in late March this year before also getting a caisson permit in late April. With the full building permit now issued, construction could, in theory, go all the way through completion. However, the site sits dormant except for some fencing and a pile of rubble.
Designed by FitzGerald, the residential building is planned to stand 18 floors, offering 132 apartments holding 348 beds. A concept that was gaining prominence before the COVID-19 pandemic, co-living is a way of living that offers residents a more affordable housing option by providing smaller, fully furnished private bedrooms with shared common space. Residents would have utilities, furniture, rent, and linen service included in their monthly payments.
Residential amenities will include a co-working space, rooftop amenity fitness and lounge, outdoor roof deck. Bicycle parking will be provided while car parking is limited to just six spaces. Ground floor retail space is also planned for the building.
With all of the necessary permits issued, Clark Construction has been listed as the general contractor for the project. With no clear timeline, the developers are likely still pursuing funding for the project which would be necessary for construction to begin.