Rooftop Deck Project Status





8/19/2021 - The City of Chicago's building department has approved our application! This is a giant step forward in the right direction of the application process. We are now collecting final bids for the build out of the deck. Once we select our vendor for the permit application, the permit will be issued within 72 hours of being submitted and we can cut loose all the work that needs to be performed (steel structure). 

7/19/2021 - This morning we had a excellent discussion with the deputy commissioner of the building department on moving forward with our permit submission. Our architect will resubmit our application and in the coming weeks be issued final approval for the project.

7/15/2021 - The meeting with the city has been set for 7/19/2021. We will update on this page with the outcome of the meeting with the building department.

7/7/2021 - Reached out to the building department's deputy commissioner today, he is out of town through 7/9. We will make every effort to meet with him in the next couple weeks to address the bottlenecks we are experiencing with the approval process.
7/1/2021 - Spoke with our architect this morning. Our board president, Jordan Simon will be meeting with the Deputy Commissioner with the Chicago department of buildings along with our architect to investigate and remedy the slow down with permit approval process. This meeting should be taking place within the next couple weeks.
5/21/2021 - Just wanted to send out a brief update on the rooftop deck status. Unfortunately, we are still stuck waiting on final approval from the City of Chicago.
Our engineering firm is working feverishly to expedite this and it is their top priority. In addition, the pandemic has caused building material prices to skyrocket. This is also a potential challenge that our engineering and architectural firm is working on. We will update as the situation warrants. 

4/7/2021 - Rooftop Deck committee. The board is forming a committee to provide input and selections on building material colors and finishes during the construction process. An email has been sent out to homeowners registered on the website for sign up information. The deadline to signup for the rooftop deck committee is 4/21/2021.

4/1/2021- Build-out vendor visit. This morning, one of the vendors bidding on the build-out of the rooftop deck came for a visit to survey the footprint of the proposed deck. We should be receive their bid sometime next week. Once the city of Chicago gives final approval, we must select a vendor for Build-out in order to issued permits. As soon as we have new information, we will share ASAP.

3/22/2021- Our engineering firm is stating that we should hear from the city within the next few weeks on final approval. As always, we will update you here as soon as we have new information.

2/17/2021- All city departments have reviewed the submitted plans. The final requested modifications are being submitted by our architect this week for final approval.

1/6/2021- The City of Chicago's Zoning and Planning Departments have approved the submitted plans.  The approvals are now making their way through Architectural and Structural review. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

12/8/2020 - Partial City approval - The City of Chicago has approved the new design drawings. We are awaiting for approval on the supporting steel structure, which is the last part of this process. Once the supporting steel structure is approved, our steel vendor will start procurement of necessary materials. This will be followed by the installation of the steel structure on the southeastern section of the annex rooftop.

11/20/2020 - New Drawings. Wanted to share the final drawings that have been sent to the City of Chicago for approval. The rooftop deck will be made of composite decking and have two entrances; one at the west end of the 4th floor hallway, and one at the top of the Annex South (AS) stairwell. We will provide an update status when there is new information available.

11/10/2020 - This is a new page to provide rapid updates on the progress of the approved Shoemaker Lofts rooftop deck. As of right now, the project is in the permitting phase - as soon as approval is given by the City of Chicago, we will provide updates and additional information in this section.