A couple of end-of-day updates on the Harper Court redevelopment project in Hyde Park. First, unless you follow the SkyscraperCity message boards, you probably haven't seen the latest renderings of the development's first phase. Here they are. Second, the development group announced this afternoon that LA Fitness will fill 31,500 square feet on the third floor with a 1,360 square feet of the first floor lobby of the office building at 53rd and Lake Park. LA Fitness will fill roughly 46 percent of the retail in Phase 1. "Vermilion Development and JFJ Development Company are advancing negotiations with a variety of restaurants, entertainment venues and apparel retailers to populate the ground floor," according to the press release. Other rumored tenants include Chipotle and an Apple Authorized Campus Store. As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, construction on Phase 1 is set to begin in mid- to late September.
· Complete Curbed coverage of Harper Court [Curbed Chicago]