Construction Continues on the New Westerly Apartments

Our partners at MAP Strategies recently published this post on Westerly. To see the full post, follow this link

“Westerly, a residential building under construction at 740 N Aberdeen, is planned to be completed this year. The project will add 188 apartments to the River West neighborhood, one block away from the Chicago Blue Line station. 

Fifield companies added MAPS to their team to manage the phased permitting. In addition to obtaining building permits through the Direct Developer Services process, MAPS worked with the Office of Underground Coordination (OUC), obtained permission to use the alley for access to the parking, and obtained grants of privilege for trees, bike parking, and canopies. 

MAPS also worked with Fifield Companies on the beautiful 727 W Madison residential high-rise in the West Loop, which opened in early 2019. MAPS consulted on two other Fifield projects: Logan Crossing and The Sinclair.  

Heather Morrison, MAPS CEO, said, “It’s always a great opportunity to work with this seasoned team of professionals including Fifield, FitzGerald, and McHugh. We have worked efficiently with them to streamline the compliance process for Fifield’s inspired developments that have changed the landscape in River North, River West, and the West Loop.”

Randy Fifield, chairwoman at Fifield Cos., said, “Fortunately, we’ve been able to continue work on The Westerly due to construction being designated as an essential business per the state’s shelter-in-place mandate.” Fifield also credits their general contractor, McHugh Construction. “McHugh has done an excellent job of staying on track for our original fall 2020 completion date, all while implementing best-in-practice protocols for maintaining the strongest commitment to the health and safety of everyone working on site.”

Patty McHugh, chairman at McHugh Construction, said, “Since the pandemic, our team has adapted and found new ways to do things. I’m incredibly proud of how our project staff was able to innovate at such an important time.”

Morrison added, “I’m glad to see the permitting process continuing at the City to keep in-progress developments moving forward.”

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