Construction underway on Catalyst apartments in West Loop

Marquette Companies has begun construction on Catalyst, 630 W Washington in the West Loop. When complete the 22-story building will encompass 223 apartments, 175 garage parking spaces and 15,168 square feet of ground floor retail space.

According to Marquette’s website, 89% of the retail space is “pre-leased to a credit tenant.” When we first wrote about Catalyst, nearly six years ago, a 24-hour Walgreen’s was slated for the site and the development included 224 parking spaces. The current description mentions a rooftop pool, which wasn’t mentioned on the condo-version website that remains active.

Catalyst is the first to begin construction of the proposed high-rise apartment projects proposed in the West Loop.

The above photo, which shows two caisson drilling rigs in action, was shot early yesterday afternoon. A hat tip to the delivery driver who allowed me to climb up on his truck to get the shot.

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  • David 5 years

    I wonder what they mean by a “credit tenant”. It was probably a smart move by Walgreens to back out of this given that there’s a CVS in Ogilvie and the Wal-Mart in Presidential Towers. The only thing that would make less sense there is another grocery store 🙂