Articles by Ian Achong

Plan Commission Approves Chicago Fire Facility In The Near West Side

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the new Chicago Fire FC facility at 1434 S Loomis Street in the Near West Side. Located within Addams/Medill Park, and bound by W Roosevelt Road and S Ashland Avenue, the new grounds will replace relatively empty land and bring new funds to adjoining affordable housing projects. The developer is the sports team itself which is collaborating with the city on acquiring the land, while local designers Crawford Architects are working on the new structures.

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Updated Plans Revealed For Hollander Building In Logan Square

Updated plans have been revealed for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Hollander Building at 2422 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square. Located just northwest of the intersection with W Fullerton Avenue and backed by the CTA Blue Line tracks, the upcoming project will also expand into the two lots next door replacing a one-story commercial structure. Developers GW Properties brings us the latest attempt at revamping the vacant building with local architecture firm NORR responsible for the design.

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Development Commission Approves Senior Housing At 9633 S Cottage Grove Avenue In Pullman

The Chicago Community Development Commission has approved financing for the residential development at 9633 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Pullman. Located north of the intersection with E 99th Street and surrounded by rail tracks, I-94, and Chicago State University, the project replaces a one-story commercial building near a heavily forested vacant lot. Part of the larger $1 billion in funding approved for affordable housing, developers Trinity United Church of Christ is working with Johnson and Lee Architects on the design of the multi-phase proposal.

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Chicago YIMBY Visit The Wild Mile After Its First Summer Near Goose Island

Chicago YIMBY checked in on the innovative Wild Mile at 905 W Eastman Street near Goose Island after its first operational summer. Located directly behind the Lincoln Park REI store near the Big Deahl development that is currently under construction, the small park is only part of a larger proposal aiming at reinventing the Chicago River’s north branch. Nonprofit Urban Rivers is leading the charge for the SOM designed masterplan, of which the park is only the first phase opening late last year with this summer being its first full season.

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Plan Commission Approves Medical Development At 4800 S Cottage Grove Avenue In Grand Boulevard

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new mixed-use medical facility at 4800 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located on the corner with E 48th Street, the new project replaces a large vacant lot surrounded by typical two-flats and some commercial low rises. The proposal was brought forward by Northwestern Medicine who is expanding with multiple south side locations and has tapped local design firms Lamar Johnson Collaborative and Brook Architecture on the sleek modern health center.

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