The scale of the United Center expansion project is revealed in a relatively modest building permit recently approved by the City of Chicago.
It’s “just” for $6.85 million — for “interior non-structural renovations to lower suite and club levels” — a drop in the bucket compared to the earlier $300 million permit issued for adjacent six-story expansion. Then again, it isn’t a small thing to spend more than $6 million on non-structural renovations. (In a slow period for building permits, it is also the largest permit issued by Chicago between June 27 and July 4.)
The general contractor on the most recent permit, James McHugh Construction Co. has the overall contract. Key subtrades include: Electrical, JMS Electric, Ltd.; plumbing Ewing-Doherty Mechanical, Inc.; and ventilation, AMS Mechanical Systems.