Articles by Ian Achong

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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Updated Renderings Revealed For Mixed-Use Development At 630 S Wabash Avenue In South Loop

Updated renderings have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 630 S Wabash Avenue in the South Loop. The project which was revealed late 2021 is located just south of the intersection with E Harrison Street replacing a vacant lot with a new high-rise. Leading the concept are developing partners Melrose Ascension Capital and DAC Developments who are working with local architecture firm Antunovich Associates on the tower’s design.

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City Council Approves Rezoning For Mixed-Use Development At 3914 N Lincoln Avenue In North Center

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of a mixed-use development at 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center. Located in an oddly shaped lot wedged between N Damen Avenue to the west and N Lincoln Avenue to the east, the project replaces an empty lot and various existing buildings, one of which was orange-rated. The team behind the dense project is Longford Construction with SPACE Architects + Planners as the designers.

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View of 210 N Aberdeen Street. Rendering by NORR

Landmarks Approves Demolition For Mixed-Use Development At 210 N Aberdeen Street In West Loop

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the partial demolition of an existing historical industrial building for an upcoming mixed-use development at 210 N Aberdeen Street in the West Loop. Located just south of the intersection with W Fulton Street, the demolition approval allows the greater high-rise project to proceed forward with its approval process. Developer LG Development Group is working with local firm NORR.

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