On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office released a statement following the groundbreaking of the much anticipated Englewood Connect, a $13.9 million culinary food hub located at 6204 S Green Street in Englewood. Plans include restoring and repurposing the landmark Engine Co. 84 firehouse as a commercial kitchen and event space in the heart of the Englewood neighborhood to create a centralized gathering hub for community members. Englewood Connect is part of the broader INVEST South/West project which aims to revitalize 10 West and South side community areas. Mayor Lightfoot is leveraging nearly $2 billion in public and private investment commitments to fund these projects.
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Demolition permits were issued earlier this week to remove a three-story parking garage located at 535 N St. Clair Street in the Streeterville neighborhood. The demolition will make way for new mixed-use mid-rise development from Mavrek Development with local architecture firm NORR.
A permit was issued on Tuesday for a new two-story residential building at 4306 W Cortez Street in Humboldt Park. The owner is listed as GT Alternatives LLC. The new construction plans for the project include two units, a basement level, a rear porch, a detached two-vehicle garage, and additional parking in the form of a three-vehicle parking pad. The project will be replacing a vacant lot.
Initial permits have been issued for 3035 N Sheffield Avenue in Lake View where a condominium development is planned. The permit lists North South Ventures LLC as the owners. The property site is situated north of W Wellington Avenue and is currently occupied by a single-family home.
New permits have been issued for a mixed-use building planned for 5630 N Broadway in Edgewater. The building’s permit owner has been listed as 5630 N Broadway LLC. The property site is currently occupied by a vacant masonry building.