Chicago YIMBY continues its Sister Cities series with a closer look at a building that innovated when it was built a few years back, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. Located at 1601 Broadway Boulevard at the end of a visual corridor through the city’s convention center, the structure rises over the landscape atop of a small hill like two sails blowing in the wind. Developer Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation spent multiple years creating the center that was designed by famed architect Moshe Safdie.
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The Chicago City Council has approved the residential development at 453-455 W Briar Place in Lake View East. Located on a quiet one-way street near the intersection with N Broadway, the building will replace a pair of single-family homes built in the early 1900s. News on the project broke back in December as it brought in a unique design language not often seen in newer developments, this was led by SGW Architecture who is contracted by the site’s developer GVP Development.
The Chicago City Council has approved the residential conversion of the industrial building at 1600 S Laflin Street in Pilsen. Located on the southwest corner with W 16th Street next to rail lines famous for the street art along their base, the project will revitalize the vacant foundry structure that stretches almost the full length of the block. Chicago-based developer RP Fox and Associates is leading the proposal along with Mayer Jeffers Gillespie Architects working on its design.
Updated plans have been revealed for the residential development at 4555 N Dover Street in Uptown. Located on the southeastern corner of the intersection with W Wilson Avenue, the project will replace a single-story non-historical commercial building and has seen a revision to its design since we first covered it in October 2021. Developers Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir are working with Axios Architects on the multi-structure proposal.
Details have been revealed on the residential development at 3731 N Sheffield Avenue in Wrigleyville. Located just north of the intersection with W Waveland Avenue and a short walk away from the famed ball park, the proposal would span the two adjoining lots including the one at 3733 N Sheffield next door. Developer Mangan Builders is working with Jonathan Splitt Architects on the project that utilizes a unique approach.