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Macon Progress – No. 508 Drone Video

Check out this great drone video of our progress at 508 West Diversey from our friends at Premier Steel Services.    Since the time of this video, progress has continued at a rapid pace and the building has been topped off and the tower crane has come down.   We are just about complete closing up the exterior and are going strong on the interior.   Estimated completion in August!

 

 

 

 

6 months ago Comments Off on Macon Progress – No. 508 Drone Video

Macon Progress – No. 508

Another high end residential development from our friends at Broder, “No. 508” will boast 54 luxury rental units with great views of Lake Michigan and even better access to all the amenities that the surrounding area has to offer. Visit www.508lincolnpark.com for more details. Scheduled completion is set for Spring 2018.

10 months ago Comments Off on Macon Progress – No. 508

Time Lapse Progress Video for Norweta Row – Macon Progress

Macon Construction is deep in the process of constructing a luxury condominium and apartment complex on the west side of Lincoln Park. Broder Properties is the developer responsible for transforming the former Tag Outlet site into a one of a kind residential development. This time lapse video shows the progress of this massive project with the beautiful backdrop of the Chicago Skyline. When finished, the project will host 3 separate buildings – 2 with luxury condos and 1 with high end apartments – that will share an underground parking structure as well as some of the area’s best amenities. Some of the amenities – other than the location! – include a rock climbing wall and a swimming pool. Visit the website at www.NorwetaRow.com to view more details of this exciting project.

10 months ago Comments Off on Time Lapse Progress Video for Norweta Row – Macon Progress

Another Wendy’s Complete and Open for Business!

One of the two Wendy’s ground-up drive thru projects we are working on was just completed!  They opened their doors for business last week at the corner of Western Avenue and Adams Street in Chicago.   Check out the time lapse video of the project from start to finish!  Job-site cameras are one of the ways that we are utilizing technology to provide trust, transparency, and peace of mind to our clients.   At any given time, the Wendy’s project manager can go to the camera link and get a real time view of the project.  Weekly reports and the day to day communication still occur, but taking advantage of the technology available to the AEC industry is what keeps Macon ahead of the competition.

1 year, 2 months ago Comments Off on Another Wendy’s Complete and Open for Business!
Going Vertical at No. 508!

Going Vertical at No. 508!

After getting through Board of Underground and other City approvals, we are coming out of the ground and getting vertical!  The tower crane is busy placing steel and concrete panels on the 12-story, 53-unit apartment tower designed by Pappageorge Haymes located at 508 W. Diversey.    

1 year, 3 months ago Comments Off on Going Vertical at No. 508!
Ground-up, dive-thru Starbucks in Franklin Park Complete Ahead of Schedule!

Ground-up, dive-thru Starbucks in Franklin Park Complete Ahead of Schedule!

Macon just completed the LL work AND the Starbucks tenant work on this new drive-thru located at Manheim and Grand Ave in Franklin Park.  The benefits of being the general contractor for both the LL and the tenant are often overlooked, but it helps to save time and money for all parties involved.  The #1 […]

1 year, 4 months ago Comments Off on Ground-up, dive-thru Starbucks in Franklin Park Complete Ahead of Schedule!
Starbucks at Elston and Logan in Chicago Now Open

Starbucks at Elston and Logan in Chicago Now Open

Starbucks has relocated their cafe store to the Home Depot out-lot across Elston Avenue and now have a drive-thru window – on of the few drive-thru locations in the Chicago City limits.  We completed this project on time and on budget and the coffee is flowing!

1 year, 7 months ago Comments Off on Starbucks at Elston and Logan in Chicago Now Open

Time Lapse Video of Krispy Kreme in Homewood, IL

Macon was hired by Chicagoland Restaurants LLC to build the first new free-standing, ground-up, drive-thru prototype design in the Chicagoland Market.  Chicagoland Restaurants LLC is the Krispy Kreme Franchisee that owns the development rights for the Chicagoland Area with ownership based in Miami and they were looking for a local GC that they could partner with as they entered an unfamiliar market. We worked very closely with the client to provide complete transparency into the real costs of this new design so that they could see where the cost cutting opportunities exist as they plan to develop additional locations.  This new prototype had only been built in North Carolina and building conditions are very different here in Illinois.  By working with the architect, engineers, and Krispy Kreme corporate PM, we were able to value engineer the design based on local codes and conditions and save the client time and money.  Our PM team handled every detail of the project so that the client could focus on the opening of the new 24-hour drive-thru.

Norweta Row Now Under Construction!

Norweta Row Now Under Construction!

Construction is under way on Lincoln Park’s new luxury residences known as Norweta Row.  This exciting new development will feature 32 residences and a host of unique amenities such as a community pool, solarium, guest suite, hammock park, rock wall and more.     The former location of the Tag Outlet has been demolished and work […]

1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off on Norweta Row Now Under Construction!
The Herbal Care Center Opens For Business in Chicago

The Herbal Care Center Opens For Business in Chicago

The Herbal Care Center, located at 1301 S. Western Ave. in Chicago, opened on February 6th after a transformational renovation of a former Firestone Tire Center.   This is the second medical marijuana facility Macon Construction has completed since they were approved in the state of Illinois.   The project was initially supposed to be […]

1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off on The Herbal Care Center Opens For Business in Chicago
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