Articles by Ian Achong

Potential Land Transfer Approved For Two Gardens In South And West Sides

The Community Development Commission has approved the potential land transfer for two gardens on the South and West Sides. Located at 3024 W 5th Avenue in East Garfield Park and 3302 E 92nd Street in South Chicago, both community gardens will replace vacant lots with much needed recreation space for locals. Although unlikely, the approval grants a small grace period in which other proposals for the lots will be considered prior to transferring the sites to land trust NeighborSpace.

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Sister Cities: Milwaukee’s Tallest Residential Tower Rises On Lake Michigan

Chicago YIMBY’s Sister Cities series continues as we take a look at the newest building rising to redefine the skyline of Milwaukee. Located at 909 E Michigan Street on the intersection with N Lincoln Memorial Drive in downtown, ‘The Couture’ replaces the previous Downtown Transit Center and is directly across the street from the lakefront and Summerfest grounds. Developer Barrett Lo Visionary Development has been working on the project for a few years with Milwaukee-based RINKA Architecture.

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Rush Plans Outpatient Center At 1601 N Harlem Avenue In Galewood

Updated plans have been announced for a new healthcare facility at 1601 N Harlem Avenue in the Galewood sub-neighborhood of Austin. Located on the northeastern corner of the intersection with W North Avenue near Lindberg Park, the new structure will replace a currently vacant lot that once held a large Sears store which was demolished in October of 2020. Now Rush Oak Park Hospital, part of the Rush Hospital system, has presented updated plans for their new outpatient center along with the site’s owner Novak Construction.

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Preservation Chicago Reveals 2023’s Most Endangered Buildings List

This year’s most endangered buildings list has been announced by Preservation Chicago featuring influential structures across the city. In its 21st year, the list covers multiple buildings that are at risk for demolition which have contributed to the city’s architectural and cultural legacy. Some entries may appear on the list multiple years, last year’s list can be found here.

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Updated Details Revealed For Twisted Hippo Replacement In Albany Park

Updated details have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 4343-4357 N Richmond Street in Irving Park. Located on the southeast corner with W Montrose Avenue a few blocks west from Horner Park, the multiple-building proposal replaces the previous Twisted Hippo structure which burned down in February 2022. Now developer Alan Candea is working with local firm Compass Architecture on their design after receiving community feedback on an earlier iteration.

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