Articles by Ian Achong

Major Funding Announced For Red Line Extension

Major funding has been announced for the upcoming CTA Red Line extension across the South Side. After being in the works for over 50-years, the federal government has now pledged $1.973 billion to the infrastructure project in order to get it built. Led by the Chicago Transit Authority itself, currently three teams are working on their proposals to build out the expansion and stations.

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Guinness Open Gate Brewery Reveals Potential Opening Date

An updated opening timeline has been announced for the upcoming Guinness Open Gate Brewery Chicago at 375 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. Earlier this week Eater Chicago revealed the new location will open by the end of September, after originally aiming for a St. Patrick’s day opening. The outpost will be the second in the US for the beer-making giant after their first in Baltimore.

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Temporary Casino Gets Potential Opening Date In River North

A potential opening date for this weekend has been announced for the upcoming temporary casino at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located on the corner with E Ontario Street and within the historical Medinah Temple, the new facility will operate until the larger permanent casino is completed nearby. Rhode-Island based Bally’s has spent the summer building out the space designed by STL Architects and SOSH Architects.

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Plans For Bank Redevelopment In Woodlawn Move Forward

Plans for the mixed-use redevelopment at 6300 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Woodlawn are set to be reviewed at this month’s zoning meeting. Located on the intersection with E 63rd Street, the project will restore and expand the old Washington Park National Park Bank building at the heart of the neighborhood. This work is being led by developer DL3 Realty who tapped local firm bKL Architecture for its design.

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DePaul Reveals Plans For New Student Athlete Facilities In Lincoln Park

Plans have been announced for the renovation and expansion of the current athletic facilities within the DePaul University Campus in Lincoln Park. Located at 2300 N Sheffield Avenue just north of the intersection with W Belden Avenue, the work comes after an 18-month period of internal and community discussions according to the university’s press release. Both phases of work are being designed by Antunovich Associates and HNTB.

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