Articles by Ian Achong

City Council Approves Financing For Mixed-Use Development At 1134 S Wood Street In Illinois Medical District

The Chicago City Council has approved financing for a mixed-use development at 1134 S Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District. Located on the northwest corner of W Roosevelt Road and S Wood Street, the project will replace an existing parking lot belonging to The Chicago Lighthouse who will operate the new facility. Chicago Lighthouse is partnering with Brinshore Development on the Landon Bone Baker Architects-designed structure which we last reported in late 2021.

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Initial Details Revealed For Residential Development At 1026 W Jackson Boulevard In The West Loop

Initial details have been revealed for a new residential development at 1026 W Jackson Boulevard in the West Loop. Located near the intersection with S Morgan Street, the new structure will replace the existing two-story manufacturing plant of the Bays Corporation, famous for their English Muffins, and its adjacent parking lot. Developer Belgravia Group is behind the project, who is also responsible for CA6 Condos building rising nearby, with Sullivan Goulette Wilson Architects leading the design.

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View of 1800 W Berenice Avenue. Rendering by Sullivan Goulette Wilson Architects

Zoning Board Approves Mixed-Use Development At 1800 W Berenice Avenue In North Center

The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a mixed-use project at 1800 W Berenice Avenue in North Center. Located on the intersection with N Ravenswood Avenue, the site is currently occupied by a two-story building housing a small theater group and is bound by CTA tracks to the west and Metra tracks to the east. Landrosh Development is the firm behind the project with Sullivan Goulette Wilson Architects working on the design which received zoning approval last year.

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View of 1257 W Roosevelt Road at Roosevelt Square 3B. Rendering by DesignBridge

City Council Approves Funds For Roosevelt Square In Near West Side

The Chicago City Council has approved the financing and land-sale for the Roosevelt Square Phase 3B mixed-use development in the Near West Side. Located across multiple parcels mainly around W Taylor Street and W Roosevelt Road, the project is part of the greater Roosevelt Square Plan that includes the rehabilitation of existing apartments, construction of new housing, and a new National Public Housing Museum. The effort is being led by Related Midwest and the Chicago Housing Authority along with various local design firms.

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Initial Renderings Revealed For Skate Park Renovation In Logan Square

Initial details have been revealed for the redesign of the existing skatepark at 2430 W Logan Boulevard in Logan Square. Located right under the Kennedy Expressway, the existing skate park is one of five operated by the Chicago Park District and the only one that operates year-round due to its covered nature. The extensive remodel and redesign is being led by community group Logan Boulevard Skate Park Committee who tapped LA-based Spohn Ranch Skateparks for the conceptual design.

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