Chicago Construction News staff writer
Demolition work is underway developers plan to start building 300,000 sq. ft. Harper Court in Hyde Park next month. Construction is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
Dallas-based Trammell Crow Company and Boston-based Beacon Capital Partners reconfigured plans for the project last year.
Power Construction and Ujamaa Construction are the contractors and as many as 2,000 construction jobs are expected to be created by the project.
The revised plan includes:
- 13-story tower – 215 ft. in height
- 295,000 sq. ft. of leasable space, predominantly labs and life-science companies
- Restaurants and shops at ground level (4,000 sq. ft.)
- Ground floor community space
- New podium parking area
Elkus Manfredi Architects and Interactive Design Architects designed the site.
With floating balconies hanging from the south facade, the University of Chicago will be the first confirmed tenant with a 50,000 sq. ft. life and data science initiatives and tech incubator according to the Hyde Park Herald.