1 March 2018

With Old Town and Wrigleyville covered, developer Jim Letchinger has set his sights on the South Loop.

Mr. Letchinger is in advanced stages of planning a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S. Clark St., just a short walk north of the Target store on Roosevelt Road. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, it would be the biggest building for Mr. Letchinger since the apartment boom took off a few years ago. 

“We're thrilled to be in a location that allows us to build a large project where we can create real density and fill in a hole that exists between Roosevelt Road and Printer's Row,” Mr. Letchinger, president of Chicago-based JDL Development Corp., said in a recent video interview.

He's working to get the Clark Street tower off the ground as the first residents start moving into Halsted Flats, a 269-unit project at 3740 N. Halsted St. in Wrigleyville that he developed with Norridge-based Harlem Irving Cos. He and Harlem Irving also are on track to complete a 71-unit apartment building in Old Town this summer.