Saint John’s New Lakefront Tower
22-story tower is rising on N. Prospect Ave.
Residents of Saint John’s on the Lake, a senior housing and licensed-care facility, are watching the non-profit’s new apartment building rise.
The 22-story, $123 million tower is rising at the southeast corner of the intersection of N. Prospect Ave. and E. Kane Pl. The facility, to be known as North Tower, will join the former eight-story North Tower (now Central Tower, completed in 1979) and the 21-story South Tower (completed in 2011).
The new tower will replace an employee parking lot and three-story building that provided skilled nursing and assisted living apartment units. The three-story building, built in 1979, replaced an apartment building known as the Benjamin Flats that itself replaced a mansion.
Construction, which began with the unceremonious demolition of a small garden, began in January 2018. A ceremony was held in April 2018. The 422,000-square-foot complex is planned to be complete in spring 2020.
The tower complies with zoning regulations for the site and its approval did not require a lengthy approval process from the city.
If you’re looking to move in, the Saint John’s website boasts a number of floor plan options. But don’t wait, most of the units have already been reserved.
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