It was announced on Monday via press release that Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $16.4 billion 2023 fiscal year budget was passed by Chicago City Council. The budget was passed with 32 in favor and 18 opposed.
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Demolition permits were issued earlier this week to remove a three-story mixed-use building located at 3920 N Lincoln Avenue in the North Center neighborhood. The owner is listed as 3914 Lincoln LLC. The building will be replaced by an upcoming development by Longford Construction and designed by SPACE Architects + Planners. The new construction will be a five-story building that will include 7,000 square feet of retail space and 68 residential units. Precision Excavation is acting as the demolition contractor on the project.
A permit was issued this past Friday for a three-story residential building with a masonry facade at 6334 S Langley Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Awesome Flipps LLC is listed as the owner of the proposed project. The build details three total dwelling units each outfitted with a rear deck, a fenced-in yard, and a three-vehicle parking pad. The lot is currently vacant.
New permits were issued this past week for a new five-story residential building at 1803 W Grand Avenue in West Town. The permit owner is filed under Plan Rise LLC, and according to plans, the development will consist of 17 units, a first-floor retail space with a mezzanine, a rooftop deck, and a 17-vehicle garage. Andrzej Kacprzynski is the architect of record on the permit. The new structure will replace a vacant lot.
The Planning and Development Department launched the Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program in 2020 and has continued in its mission to create and fund plazas and parks “located within moderate- or low-income areas.” One of the latest projects to open is POP! Heights, located at 11249 S Halsted Street in the Roseland neighborhood.