The City of Chicago has announced plans to remodel and convert the Diplomat Motel at 5230 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square. Located towards the northernmost edge of the neighborhood, the building has served as one of the few remaining motels in the city with a unique neon mural on its streetfront. Now the City Council has voted to approve the purchase of the property in order to convert it into stabilization housing in collaboration with the Department of Public Health.
Articles by Ian Achong
The Chicago Transit Authority has announced the partial reconstruction of the Forest Park Blue Line Branch within the Near West Side. The work will take place in two-phases and span from the LaSalle station in the east to the Illinois Medical District station in the west, eventually future phases will rebuild the entirety of the branch while making it fully accessible. The work is being led by the CTA and will be completed by the fall.
Initial details have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 3327 N Lincoln Avenue in Lake View. Located just south of the intersection with W Roscoe Street near the Paulina Brown Line station, the project will replace four existing buildings including the former home of beloved Dinkel’s Bakery. Now developer PCR Group has submitted a rezoning application for the Jonathan Splitt Architects designed structure.
Initial details have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 4454 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. Located on the southwest corner with W Sunnyside Avenue and directly across the street from Welles Park, the project would demolish and replace a vacant one-story commercial building with a multi-colored brick facade. The proposal comes to us from developer Gerard Coyle who is working with local architecture-firm 360 Design Studio.
Further details have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 375 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. Located on the southeast corner with W Kinzie Street and directly behind the upcoming Guinness Open Gate Brewery, the proposed tower will be replacing a vacant lot along the existing train tracks in the growing neighborhood. Plans for the building are being led by developer LP Holdings 375 LLC with local firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture working on its design.