The Chicago Plan Commission has approved two projects bringing a total of three new towers to the ever-growing West Loop. Both projects have recently gone through design updates after receiving feedback from the Committee on Design and will now be able to move forward to the Chicago City Council for final approval. The projects consist of the two-tower project at 315 N May Street and 1112 W Carroll Avenue and the new life-science building at 400 N Elizabeth Street.Read More
Caisson work can now be seen at 513 S Damen Avenue, the site of a planned 22-story mixed-use tower in the Illinois Medical District. Plans for the 230-foot-tall tower indicate 1,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 279 apartments on the upper floors. The construction is replacing a former surface parking lot at the northwest corner of the block bound by Damen Avenue, Congress Parkway, Ogden Avenue, and Harrison Street.
A permit was approved on Friday for a new three-story residential building to be located at 5830 N Lincoln Avenue in the West Ridge neighborhood. The owner is listed as 5830 N Lincoln LLC and plans indicate this project will yield nine total units along with a basement level and a paved lot with 11 parking spots. The plans also indicate the presence of a rooftop deck with enclosed stair access. The development will replace a paved lot.
Work on the northern garage section is now underway for the Rush University‘s new Joan and Paul Rubschlager cancer and neurosciences building. The 10-story project lies at 1520 W Harrison Street, located in Little Italy directly along the border with the Illinois Medical District. Connecting these two districts over Ashland Avenue, the facility will be linked to Rush University’s main medical building via a pedestrian skybridge.
Rezoning has been approved by the Chicago City Council for a new mixed-use development at 2913 W Belmont Avenue in Avondale. Replacing a single-story home, the lot is near the intersection of W Belmont Avenue and N Francisco Avenue and is being privately developed. The existing home is popular with neighbors with its deep setbacks creating the rare front yard in the city that frames the ivy-covered three-flat next door.