The Chicago Plan Commission has approved updated plans for the residential development at 453-455 W Briar Place in Lake View East. Located mid-block between N Sheridan Road to the east and N Broadway to the west, the upcoming proposal will replace a pair of single-family homes from the early 1900s on the quiet one-way road. Developer GVP Development has been working with SGW Architecture on the unique structure which received City Council approval earlier this year.
Articles by Ian Achong
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the redevelopment of the Van Buren Metra station within Grant Park in The Loop. Formally located at 401-407 S Michigan Avenue at the northern end of the park’s grand entrance on E Ida B Wells Drive, the station features entrances on both sides of the avenue as well as the famed Paris Metro-style entrance on the east side. Now Metra is proposing a major renovation led by Muller2 Architects with new entrances and updated pedestrian flow.
The Chicago City Council has approved the mixed-use development at 1234 W Randolph Street in Fulton Market. Located on the intersection with N Elizabeth Street the building replaces a handful of low-slung commercial structures after having originally been proposed as a hotel a few years back. Now after receiving its approval from the Plan Commission and comments from the Committee on Design, developers Azur Holdings, and Golub & Company have cleared some of the last hurdles towards construction for the SCB-designed project.
Financing has been cleared to move forward for the Congress Theater redevelopment at 2135 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square. Located on the intersection with N Rockwell Street, we last covered the project mid-2022 when it originally presented its plans towards financing which includes city financing. Now after various delays developer Baum Revision can move forward with its requests for the Woodhouse Tinucci Architects-designed proposal.
Updated details have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 1300 W Lake Street in the West Loop. Located on the northwest corner with W Lake Street and replacing an existing two-story commercial building, plans for the nearly block-long structure were revealed in March with the Committee on Design reviewing its plans soon thereafter. Now developer Loukas Development has applied for rezoning for the upcoming bKL Architecture-designed project.