The race is on for Chicago's next new office building. Last week, Crain's reported that a trio of 30- to 40-story office towers had been proposed in the the Loop. Now, on the other side of the river, another development team is trying to beat them to the punch and work out a deal to build a smaller office building. A new firm called White Oak Realty Partners is looking to build a 500,000 square-foot office building on a lot currently occupied by a surface-level parking lot at the corner of Des Plaines and Adams streets in the West Loop (or is it the "New Loop"?). Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been named as the architect, and they've released this rendering of the proposed 20-story building. Old St. Patrick's Church currently owns the lot, and the church plans to open a 16,000 square-foot community center in the building.
· Office building planned for site owned by Old St. Pat’s [Crain's]
· The Next Generation of Proposed Office Towers in the Loop [Curbed Chicago]