LOGAN SQUARE — Thanks to a mild winter, the twin high-rise development along Milwaukee Avenue is ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed by the fall.
The development, which has been controversial due to its size and billing as a "luxury" project, broke ground in November and has been quickly rising from the corner of Belden and Milwaukee.
"Mother Nature has been very cooperative," said Rob Buono of Henry Street Partners, the developer on the project.
The construction team will begin installing windows on the lower floors in the next few weeks.
Although the developer hosted a number of meetings to discuss the original plan, he was recently forced to revise permits for a one-story amenity deck along Milwaukee Avenue that connects the two buildings.
Buono said the new permits still include a pedestrian wall along Milwaukee avenue and were obtained to accommodate utilities including electric, gas and sewer systems.
Buono said final plans for the 125-foot wall along the pedestrian corridor has not been designed yet, and he expects to meet with neighborhood groups,. including the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association to discuss the wall and landscaping of the area.
An original rendering of the pedestrian wall and landscaping along Milwaukee Avenue. [Provided]
The project's two buildings, a 12-story tower and an 11-story tower, which have been dubbed the "Twin Towers" will be the tallest in the neighborhood and include more than 200 residential units.
The project is a transit oriented development, meaning the developer can build a high number of units without including a parking space for each housing unit due to its proximity to the California Blue Line stop.
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