Articles by Jack Crawford

1528 N Wells Street

Demolition Permit Issued for 1528 N Wells Hotel Project in Old Town

A planned 12-story hotel at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town is once again progressing, as indicated by a recent demolition permit issued for the site’s remaining structure. The permit, granted at the beginning of this month, lists National Wrecking Company as the contractor and will involve the removal of a three-story building at 1520 N Wells Street. The replacement hotel, which received its initial foundation permit in 2022, will add 203 rooms along the Wells Street commercial corridor.

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Final Exterior Construction Spotted for Ogden Haus Residences in West Town

The construction of the six-story mixed-use building at 613 N Ogden Avenue in the West Town area is progressing, with exterior work wrapping up and balcony installation underway. Urban Edge Group is overseeing both the development and construction of this project, known as ‘Ogden Haus’. Located adjacent to a similar six-story structure to the north, the building will accommodate nine condominium units above ground-level retail space and feature an 11-space garage equipped with an elevator for residence access.

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Aerial View of Damen CTA Green Line Station. Rendering by Perkins + Will

Structural Work Progresses for Damen Green Line Station in Near West Side

Construction of the Damen Green Line Station continues at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side, under the management of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Initiated in 2017, the project has faced delays and a budget increase, now totaling $80.2 million. This development aims to reintroduce rail service to an area that has lacked it since the original station’s demolition in 1948. The original Damen Green Line station, constructed in 1893, was ultimately demolished 55 years later, alongside nine other stations, due to decreased demand and the CTA’s efforts to improve service efficiency.

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