23-story, $186 million tower to break ground later this month in booming South End

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110 East will be the latest office tower in South End. The 23-story tower will feature retail and restaurants on the ground floor. (Rendering courtesy of Stiles Corporation)

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Construction of a 23-story office tower in South End will begin this month, adding another high-rise to the fast-growing neighborhood.

Developers out of Florida and California are teaming up to build 110 East — just off the East/West LYNX Blue Line station — that will include 370,000 square feet of office, retail and restaurant space.

It will be just steps from the 23-story Lowe’s tower at 100 W. Worthington Ave., which sold in November for a record-breaking $318 million — or, $889 per square foot.

The $186-million project at 110 East Blvd. will feature ground-floor retail and restaurants, a 900-space parking garage, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center, conference spaces and an 11th floor “sky lobby” and deck.

Cushman & Wakefield is the leasing firm. The developers, Shorenstein Properties and Stiles, said a groundbreaking is set for Jan. 26.

The East Boulevard tower was planned to start construction this past summer. It’s now expected to open March 2024.

The main reason for the delay was design related, according to Adrienne Zalkind, of Stiles, who said they’ve been working to enhance the design over the past several months.

More towers planned in the area

Also planned nearby is a 30-story, 291-unit luxury apartment tower on the southwest corner of Camden Road and West Park Avenue.

That development is going up at the former site of the iconic walk-up Southern fried chicken joint Price’s Chicken Coop, a nearly 60-year-old restaurant that closed in June.

Closer to uptown, Chicago-based Riverside Investment and Development is planning a $750 million project to bring three buildings with a mix of commercial and residential uses. The site displaced the popular Midnight Diner and is close to LendingTree’s new headquarters that occupies one of two 11-story towers at South Tryon Street and Carson Boulevard.