Full construction permits have been issued for a new three-story residential building located at 218 W 24th Street in Chinatown. Owned and under development by Victor Kuo of Kuo Construction Inc, the planned structure will house three total residences, a basement for tenant storage, and three on-grade parking spaces. Chicago YIMBY reported on this project last December, when demolition permits were issued for the previously occupying frame residential building.
Steven Smutny of Dearborn Architects is the architect of record. Although no drawings or renderings have yet been published, the multiple masonry contractors listed in the construction permit indicate what will likely be a brick exterior.
Residents will have access to various bus options in the vicinity, including Route 24 steps to the east at Wentworth & 24th Street. Additional bus stops can be found for Route 44, located a seven-minute walk west to Canal Street. Lastly, Route 62 lies in the same direction, located one block further west along S Archer Avenue. Those wishing to board the CTA L will find the Red Line’s Cermak-Chinatown station a seven-minute walk northeast and the Green Line’s Cermak-McCormick Place station a 12-minute walk northeast. Lastly, the Orange Line’s Halsted station is a 19-minute walk west.
Residents will also have access to nearby parks such as Sun Yat-Sen Playground Park, Park No. 540, and Ping Tom Memorial Park. The recently completed Chinatown Branch of Chicago Public Library is also an eight-minute walk north.
Kuo Construction is also serving as the general contractor for the $350,000 project. A full completion timeline is not yet known.