CHICAGO-After delays, Structured Development LLC is expected to begin construction in January on its nearly one-million-sf mixed-use New City development. Construction on the project was originally planned to begin during the summer this year, but was held by changes to development plans, which reduced the number of residential units to be built. The development had originally planned to offer 490 residential units, a number which has been cut nearly in half in recent months in response to reduced demand for the space. New City is now being planned to include 280 rental units, 84 of which will be mixed-income units, as mandated by the city of Chicago in its approval of the project earlier this year.

The development has a targeted completion date of mid-2010 for the retail component and late-2010 for the residential portion. Once planned to be around $270 million, estimated project costs have been reduced to around $220 million to reflect the project changes. Chicago-based Structured, in partnership with Wilton, CT-based Commonfund Realty Inc., is developing the project on 8.5 acres at the corner of Halsted Street and Clybourn Avenue – the site of the former New City YMCA – in the North and Clybourn/Lincoln Park submarket.

“We originally envisioned condo uses, but housing market conditions shifted, so we reduced the number of units in total to 280,” Jeff Berta, senior director of real estate development with Structured, tells “We also saw opportunities for hotel and theater entertainment uses, which we began to realize were a good fit with our location. We replaced some of those units with space for those commercial uses.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.