Articles by Bee Ricketts

New Permits Issued for 1543 N Wieland Street in Old Town

Permits were issued yesterday for a new residential build located at 1543 N Wieland Street in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit owner is listed as Western Development Group. The building will be a four-story development with eight units with a below-grade basement parking garage. Plans show that there will be front balconies on the second through fourth stories as well as rear metal porches on all levels. There will be an outdoor stair that will extend to a rooftop deck and enclosure. The site is currently a parking lot.

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The National Museum of Gospel Music Planned for 3301 S Indiana Avenue In Bronzeville

The Pilgrim Baptist Church located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue in Bronzeville has received another infusion of much-needed funding for the upcoming National Museum of Gospel Music. The church, which was originally built as a synagogue by Adler & Sullivan in 1891, is sited at the intersection of S Indiana Avenue and E 33rd Street. The Baptist congregation purchased the building in 1921 where it was to become the the birthplace of Gospel.

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New Permits Issued for 6444 S Evans Avenue in Woodlawn

A permit was issued this past Thursday for a three-story residential building with a masonry facade at 6444 S Evans Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Dajuan Robinson of DNA Construction & Consulting 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-car parking pad. The lot is currently vacant.

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Zoning Filed For Multi-Tower Development At 509 N Union Avenue in West Town

Developer Shapack Partners has filed a zoning application for a multi-tower development to be located at 509 N Union Avenue in West Town. Alec and Jennifer Litowitz are attached to the project as capital partners. The recently purchased land is an assemblage of sites and will total approximately 3.25 acres. The parcels were purchased over a six-year span beginning in late 2016. Shapack Partners is teaming up with New York-based ODA as well as Eckenhoff Saunders Architects to bring the design to life.

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