Articles by Ian Achong

Invest South/West Winner Announced For 4300 W Roosevelt Road RFP In North Lawndale

The City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have announced the winner of the latest Invest South/West RFP at 4300 W Roosevelt Road in North Lawndale. The currently empty site is roughly bounded by W Roosevelt Road to the south, S Kostner Avenue to the west, W 5th Avenue to the north, and S Kildare Avenue to the east. The winning proposal comes to us from developer partners 548 Developments and Related Midwest who are working with Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Ware Malcomb, and Site Design Group on the project’s design.

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Plans Revealed For Residential Development At 3431 N Ashland Avenue In Lake View

Plans have been revealed for a residential development at 3431 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Located on part of a long parcel bound by W Cornelia Avenue to the north and the CTA Brown Line tracks to the south, the new structure will replace part of the old Loyola Press building which will be fully demolished after housing the company for 97 years. Developer 3443 N Ashland LLC is working with Studio Dwell Architects on the design of the multi-part project.

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City Council Approves Affordable Housing Project In North Lawndale

The Chicago City Council has approved an affordable mixed-use development at 3401 W Ogden Avenue in North Lawndale. Located on the southwest corner with S Homan Avenue, the new building replaces an existing flat parking lot used by the nearby police station. Dubbed ‘Grace Manor’ the project is the product of a developer venture between East Lake Management and Jerusalem CDC with local architecture firm JGMA as the designer.

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Further Details Revealed Of Shedd Aquarium Expansion

New details and renderings have been revealed for the upcoming expansions to the Shedd Aquarium at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Museum Campus. The efforts are part of the larger $500 million Centennial Commitment Program culminating in 2030, led by president and CEO Bridget Coughlin who is working with the local office of Valerio Dewalt Train on the design of the new structures. The additions along with internal renovations will bring the core 1930’s building up-to-par for the aquarium’s 21st century needs.

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City Council Approves Mixed-Use Development At 1245 W Fulton Market Street In West Loop

The Chicago City Council has approved a new mixed-use development at 1245 W Fulton Market Street in the West Loop. Located near the intersection with N Elizabeth Street, the project comes to us from developer Sterling Bay with the design being led by West Loop local firm Harthshorne Plunkard Architecture. The approval green-lights the building to rise in the fast-growing neighborhood where some have called for a slowdown on new developments.

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