New Life Sciences Building, first in Lincoln Yards, receives $19 million building permit

Life Sciences Building rendering
Rendering by Gensler of the Life Sciences Building

Chicago has issued a $19 million building permit for the foundation and superstructure of the new Life Sciences Building, marking the start of construction of the massive $6 billion Lincoln Yards development.

The nine-story office building at 1229 W. Concord Place will include “lower level parking (55 parking spaces) and associated site work as per plans,” the permit issued on Sept. 23 says. The exterior building facade is excluded from the permit.

When completed, Lincoln Yards will span 53 acres and include as much as 14 million sq. ft. of new commercial and residential construction, including up to 6,000 residential units with a 20 percent affordability requirement, 21 acres of public open space, and multiple infrastructure and transportation improvements, Chicago YIMBY reported earlier. Sterling Bay is the developer and Gensler designed the structure.

Power Construction Company is the general contractor. Key subtrades include: Electrical – Gurtz Electric Company; masonry – Adjustable Forms Inc. and Mike Cachey Construction Co.; and plumber/plumbing – Ewing-Doherty Mechanical, Inc.


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