Articles by Ian Achong

Initial Details Revealed For First Infrastructure Bill Application From The State

Initial details have been announced for the city’s application for the first round of funding from the groundbreaking federal infrastructure program. With $1.2 trillion on the line for states across the nation to use on infrastructure repairs which have been put off for decades, bringing us to a critical point where we’ve seen an increase in bridge collapses and other major failures. The money would be applied for by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the work covered in this first application would be spread across the suburbs and city itself, with the plan to apply for more at a future date.

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Initial Details Revealed For Mixed-Use Development At 363 E 51st Street In Washington Park

Initial details have been revealed for an upcoming mixed-use development at 353-363 E 51st Street in Washington Park. Located just west of the intersection with S Martin Luther King Drive on the northwest corner of the aforementioned park, the new project will redevelop a pair of existing structures varying in heights that have sat vacant for nearly 10 years now. Led by a joint venture made up of locals and co-developers Corey Gilkey and James Daughrity called Policy Kings, the duo is working with a local design firm on the new concept that will revitalize the corner.

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Chicago YIMBY Celebrates Recent Preservation Wins Across The City

Chicago YIMBY wants to highlight some of the preservation wins seen across the city in the last few years, with updates as of late having demonstrated the importance of preserving the city’s architectural legacy. Recent examples include the Washington Park National Bank redevelopment in Woodlawn where the redesign now incorporates the existing facade after locals demanded it be saved, and Epworth Church in Edgewater where buyers pulled their demolition application this week. Varying in sizes, restoration projects keep the city’s history alive in a tangible way for many.

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Initial Details Revealed For Mixed-Use Development At 6300 S Cottage Grove Avenue In Woodlawn

Initial plans have been revealed for a mixed-use development within the walls of the existing Washington Park National Bank building at 6300 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Woodlawn. Located on the southwest corner with E 63rd Street directly adjacent to the CTA Green Line terminal station, the historical structure has fallen into deep disrepair from years of sitting vacant. Developers DL3 Realty have owned the site for various years with their precious plans being proposed prior to the pandemic and having since changed, although local firm bKL Architecture remains as the project’s designer.

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Initial Details Revealed For Roseland Medical District Masterplan

The Chicago Committee on Design has reviewed the initial details for a new mixed-use medical masterplan in Roseland. The overall plan area is bound by W 110th Street to the north, S Michigan Avenue to the east, W 112th Street to the south, and S Eggleston Avenue to the west and is near to the recently opened Pullman National Monument. The project was brought forward by the Roseland Medical District Commission who is working with a team of designers led by local firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, all of which are helping to provide a zoning and phasing scheme for the upcoming developments.

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