While the latest building boom in the Windy City is bringing thousands of new apartment units to the greater downtown area, new condominium construction seems to be coming at a slow trickle. However, a new condo project is targeting that demand for new units in the high end market of the Gold Coast neighborhood. The Chicago Architecture Blog has uncovered details about a new tower proposal for the southwest corner of Walton and State, currently an empty lot roughly four blocks away from the 4 East Elm project going up in the Gold Coast. According to the post, the proposed tower by JDL Development would feature just 67 residences spread over 34 stories, suggesting a seriously upscale development with massive condos. The proposed tower won't go over well with tenants at Walton on the Park, who'd see their view compromised by a new neighbor to the north. It's probably a little early to worry, though, since details and permits are still forthcoming. We've reached out to JDL to learn more information about this project, so stay tuned.
·No. 9 Walton [Official Website]
·Another Skyscraper Floated for Chicago's Gold Coast [Chicago Architecture Blog]
·Previous Gold Coast coverage [Curbed Chicago]