Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced Feb. 15 the signing of official agreements with the North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Illinois' Department of Transportation to begin a feasibility study for the region. Several corridors have been identified for study connecting Cleveland to Chicago.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) selected a preferred alignment for the Red Line Extension (RLE) — a project that will extend the Red Line to 130th Street from 95th Street. The project is estimated to cost $2.3 billion.
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced its Chicago office has been named Design Firm of the Year at the 2017 Awards for Excellence held by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s Chicago Chapter.
Hines, an international real estate firm, in a joint venture with Diversified Real Estate Capital, LLC and Big Bay Realty, LLC, will develop T3 Goose Island — a seven-story, 270,000-square-foot heavy timber office development. The project will be the first wood-structured office building developed in Chicago since the 1800s.
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved two new construction contracts and 10 new professional engineering service contracts totaling nearly $107.5 million at its September meeting, including six design contracts to support the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) rebuilding project.
The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced its 2017 award winners.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. announced plans for Pullman Crossings, a transformational, 50+-acre industrial park with Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) that will support as many as 1,000 full-time and construction jobs, generate more than $100 million dollars of investment and be a further catalyst for growth and opportunity in the historic Chicago/Pullman community.
WSP acquired Willoughby Engineering, a 10-person mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) and building performance firm based in Chicago with an office in Dallas.
The Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66 percent of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University.