Articles by Ian Achong

United Yards. Rendering by DesignBridge

Further Details Revealed For United Yards Development In Back Of The Yards

Updated plans have been revealed for a mixed-use development along 47th Street in Back Of The Yards. The expanded design was recently reviewed by the Committee on Design and builds upon the original RFP submission for the area’s Invest South/West land. Located across five parcels centered on the corner with S Ashland Avenue, the project is being led by developers Celadon Partners and Blackwood Group, LLC with local firm DesignBridge serving as the architects.

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Zoning Approves Residential Development At 605 N Ashland Avenue In West Town

The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved exemptions for a new residential development at 605 N Ashland Avenue in West Town. Located on a rectangular lot bound by W Ohio Street to the south and a public alley to the north, the new building will replace an existing three-story masonry structure with a rear garage and small pool. Developer Lux Living 4U, LLC tapped local firm Hanna Architects on the modern design.

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Elevations of 3244 N Lincoln Avenue. Drawing by Lazlo Simovic Architects

Zoning Appeal Approved For Residential Development In Lakeview

The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals approved the zoning exemptions for a mixed-use development at 3244 N Lincoln Avenue in Lakeview. Located on an L-shaped lot just south of the intersection with W School Street, the new structure will replace a one-story building which has already been demolished, and a two-story building that fronts W Melrose Street. Developer 3244 Lincoln, LLC partnered with Lazlo Simovic Architects on the uniquely shaped project.

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Sterling Bay Announces Partnership On 160 N Morgan In The West Loop

Developer Sterling Bay has announced a partnership for its 160 N Morgan Street mixed-use development in the West Loop. The joint venture will be with Colorado-based real estate private equity firm Ascentris and will see the ground-breaking of the high-rise in the first quarter of 2022. Designed by local firm bKL Architecture on a mid-block lot that once held a drive-thru bank, the demolition of the existing building has begun with site prep expected to commence soon after.

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City Council Approves Community Center In Auburn Gresham

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new community center at 1219 W 87th Street in Auburn Gresham. Developed on a partially empty lot by the Progressive Beluah Pentecostal Church, the project dubbed The Progressive Manor Community Center will cater to local youth with aftercare programs and spotting facilities. The center is designed by Blue Line Architecture as an addition to an existing one-story building.

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