It's easy to feel like an ant standing outside of the under-construction New City development off the bustling Clybourn Corridor — in total, the project encompasses over 8.5 acres of land and will deliver 1 million square feet of commercial and residential space when it opens. Yesterday, Structured Development and Bucksbaum Retail Properties lead a tour through the massive project, taking guests through the development's raw commercial and residential space. And while New City is still very much under construction, the bones are there and it's certainly possible to get an idea of how all the pieces will fit together. An army of construction crews will continue working on the project to keep it on schedule for its opening later this year. The 19 story residential tower is targeting a July 1 delivery while the commercial sections will open throughout September and October.
The tour began in what will eventually be Mariano's largest store in Chicago. The store will span two humongous levels.
Roundy's Supermarkets CEO Bob Mariano discusses his company's new store at New City.
Several merchants brought renders of their stores.
Just to give you an idea of how massive the new Mariano's will be.
The tour continued to the space that will become the 14-screen ArcLight Cinema. The theater is anticipating an October opening.
Lots and lots of steel and concrete went into the making of New City.
The residential tower will feature 199 apartment units and is currently targeting a July delivery.
Workers installing exterior tiles.
Heading deep into the underbelly of New City...
...only to find a party in the basement.
Kings Bowl America is building a 16-lane bowling alley at New City. Their new Chicago location will also feature a bar, restaurant and an outdoor patio space.
Dick's Sporting Goods will take over this large space.
As one of the anchor stores at New City, Dick's will overlook the busy Halsted and Clybourn intersection.
Candy retailer It's Sugar will be opening in this space.
The underground service area at New City is just as massive as the stores that it'll feature.
Next we head up and into the residential tower to get a look at a completed unit on the sixth floor.
Once construction has ended and the windows have been cleaned up, you'll be able to get a glimpse of the downtown skyline.
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