Permits move forward construction of two major Chicago projects

omni fulton market rendering

Two major projects, for which initial foundation-level building permits have already been issued, are taking shape with permits for the more complete structure.

The $99,635,000 permit for the 32-story apartment building at 354 N. Union Ave. follows a foundation permit issued in March, 2020, just as the pandemic started shutting down the world’s social activities.

Vancouver based developer Omni Group is building the Fulton Market area structure designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners.

Key subtrades include: Electrical – Bonus Electric; masonry – Goebel Forming, Inc. and Richards & Weyers Const.; plumber/plumbing – Ewing-Doherty Mechanical, Inc.; and refrigeration and ventilation – Heatmasters Inc.

police and fire academy rendering
Rendering of the planned 95 million police and fire training academy

Meanwhile, an updated permit has been issued for work on the City of Chicago’s Police and Fire Academy at 443 W. Chicago Ave. The $365 million permit covers a “six story training campus building that includes a nine-story administrative section and one story shooting range  Includes 387 parking spaces with one off street loading space.”

The general contractor is Hunt Construction Group Inc., from Phoenix, AZ.  Subtrades include:  Electrical – Block Electric Company; masonry – Jesus Cortez; plumber/plumbing – Warren F. Thomas; and refrigeration and ventilation – Premier Mechanical, Inc.


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