A tower crane permit has been issued for a long-anticipated 18-story residential tower at 1044 W. Van Buren St. Located in the West Loop, demolition permits for the razing of two existing masonry buildings were issued back in December 2021. A venture by developer Tandem, the project is an updated scheme from the earlier rumored plan that went under the address of 1050 W. Van Buren.

Designed by Chicago-based Antunovich Associates, the revised project will rise 18 floors instead of the original 21 levels expected. According to a minor change request for the Planned Development, the new height will be 195 feet to the top of the elevator overrun, down from 231 feet. The number of units has been reduced to 196 from an original 201, while the parking count has been increased to 78, up from an original count of 69. The building’s podium will now be three stories instead of two. 

1044 W. Van Buren StreetAntunovich Associates

According to Tandem’s website, 1044 W Van Buren will offer high-quality rental units with nearly unobstructed views to the north and east. Units will have spacious layouts with many including private balconies. Amenities include a rooftop fitness center & yoga studio, a co-working lounge with private offices, a sky lounge and game room as well an outdoor deck with fire pit and grilling stations. 

Construction on the building is expected to begin in early 2022 with completion in Spring 2023. A permit for the full building has also been filed and is awaiting issuance. 

Site Plan for 1044 W. Van Buren StreetAntunovich Associates