Chicago Cheat Sheet: Studio Gang-led team to design O’Hare expansion…& more

Also, furniture distributor Forward Space to move HQ into new 100K sf building in Wood Dale
By John O’Brien | March 27, 2019 05:00PM

Jeanne Gang and a rendering of the willing O’Hare expansion design

City picks team for massive O’Hare expansion design

A team of architects led by Chicago’s Jeanne Gang was chosen to design the new $8.5 billion O’Hare Airport Global Terminal. The city picked Gang’s team from a pool of five finalists unveiled in January. In addition to Gang’s firm, Studio Gang, the winning design team includes Corgan Associates, Solomon Cordwell Buenz and STL Architects. The 2.2 million-square-foot expansion is the largest and most expensive terminal revamp in O’Hare’s history. A second team will be selected from the four finalists to design two satellite concourses that will be built west of Terminal 1. [Chicago Tribune]

Forward Space inks big lease in redeveloped Wood Dale office park

A furniture distributor is moving its corporate headquarters from Chicago to Wood Dale to become the first tenant in the redeveloped 22-acre Oakwood Commerce Center. Forward Space, a Steelcase office furniture dealer, will take a 100,000-square-foot building that will be built as part of the project. Bridge plans to tear down three single-story office buildings on the site that date to 1987, most of which have sat vacant for more than eight years. [Daily Herald]

Spirits guru lists Lincoln Park mansion for $4.6M

CH Distillery founder Tremaine Atkinson is listing his 7,500-square-foot Lincoln Park home for $4.6 million. The former financial services exec and current spirits guru hired Sullivan Goulette & Wilson to design the house on Clifton Street, which was completed in 2013. Emily Sachs Wong of @properties has the listing. [Crain’s]

Popular Rosemont watering hole loses lease, will close Saturday

Shoeless Joe’s Ale House & Grille in Rosemont is closing after three decades, after losing its lease at 10290 West Higgins Road. Owner Joe Macchitelli Jr. said he plans to find a new home nearby for the popular watering hole which also has a second location in Addison. The last day for the Rosemont location is Saturday. [Daily Herald]