Articles by Bee Ricketts

Demolition Permits Issued for 1334 W Rosedale Avenue in Edgewater

Demolition permits have been issued to remove a masonry building located at 1334 W Rosedale Avenue in Edgewater. MK Construction & Builders Inc is listed as the permit owner. Plans have been submitted for a new construction, three-flat construction with a basement. Although renderings have not been made public, we know there will be a three-vehicle masonry garage at the rear of the building.

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Landmark Status Proposed for Historic Pioneer Arcade in Humboldt Park

A proposal was submitted for review on Wednesday to the Chicago City Council to designate the historic Pioneer Arcade in Humboldt Park as a protected landmark. The three-story building is located at 1535-45 N Pulaski Road and was designed by Danish-born Chicago architect Jens Jensen. Pioneer Arcade was originally a recreation center and featured 20 bowling lanes, a billiard room with 35 tables, and retail spaces. The establishment acted as a social site for the neighborhood. The building has a distinctive Spanish Baroque Revival style and an ornate terra cotta facade.

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New Permits Issued for 334 E Pershing Road in Douglas

New construction permits have been issued to erect a two-story residential building, located at 334 E Pershing Road in Douglas. The permit lists the owner as McBrearty Construction Company, and plans indicate three total units at the address, a basement level, rear decks, and a private rooftop deck. There will also be an attached two-vehicle garage. Christopher Boehm is serving as the architect of record. No drawings or renderings have been made public. The project site is currently a vacant lot.

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