A Closer Look at 3 of Chicago’s Massive Mega Developments Currently in the Works

Posted by Leo Clark. on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 6:22pm.

A number of major developments aim to change Chicago's landscape, but these 3 are the ones that standout to us most.

The 78

One of the massive developments currently in the works is The 78. Found between Chinatown and South Loop, the project aims to bring with it a number of high-rises, housing thousands of residential units. Before any construction begins, though, The 78 requires new infrastructure improvements in the area, including a Riverwalk, new streets, a realignment of the current Metra tracks and a new Red Line station.

Lincoln Yards

At 55-acres, the multi-billion-dollar Lincoln Yards brings with it thousands of new residential units and parkland to the area. The site sits between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, with plans for transforming former industrial space along the riverfront into a massive mixed-use development.

The River District

Yet another major project in the works is The River District. Located between The 78 and Lincoln Yards, the project involves more than a dozen mixed-use buildings, coming together to provide space for thousands of new residential units. Construction could begin as early as next year.

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