This week’s new West Loop apartment proposal

It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development.

Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans for a 32-story apartment tower front I-290 at 1061 W Van Buren.

Two days ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Focus Development is part of a group planning a mixed-use development at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted on a site whose current zoning would allow 155 apartments.

You can get a ground-level and penthouse-level view of some of the West Loop developments in the above video, which was sponsored by K2 Apartments, a new luxury high-rise at 365 N Halsted St.

You can see all of the projects that are currently underway or proposed on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartment projects. You can see 100s more of our aerial photos of Chicago at Flickr.


  • JX 4 years

    Way too many apartments now in west loop!