Permit Issued for 1745 N Damen Avenue in Wicker Park

Kensington School Wicker Park constructionKensington School rendering by Charles Vincent George Architects

A construction permit has been approved for a new early childhood daycare facility at 1745 N Damen Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The project is a three-story building for early childhood care, replacing a former two-story auto body shop. Kensington School Inc is listed as the owner of the new development.

1745 N Damen Avenue via Google Maps

The filing has confirmed Charles Vincent George Architects as the listed architect of record. A rendering shown in a past article by Block Club Chicago highlights a dark masonry structure with vertical bays, white stone accents, and large loft-like windows.

Transit options for the facility include bus routes nearby, including bus Route 50 via a one-block walk south. Bus Routes 56 and 72 , along with the CTA Blue Line’s Damen Station, are a five-minute walk south. Churchill Field Park, along with “The 606″‘s elevated trail, are within a one-minute walk north.

The Lauder Group LLC has been named as the general contractor for the construction. The reported cost of the project is $3.5 million. An estimated completion date has not been made available.

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2 Comments on "Permit Issued for 1745 N Damen Avenue in Wicker Park"

  1. Block Club Chicago did a story in April 2022 with the design.

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