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9438 S Ashland Avenue

Permits Issued for New Starbucks Cafe at 9438 S Ashland Avenue in Brainerd

Construction permits have been issued for a single-story Starbucks coffee shop, located at 9438 S Ashland Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood. The site lies at the southeast corner of a larger parking lot area, located along S Ashland Avenue and W 95th Street. Glazier Corporation is the filing owner, whose new venue will also come with a patio, landscape improvements, a parking lot, and a masonry trash enclosure. The new construction will replace a closed gas station.

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4056 N Pulaski Road

Demolition Permits Issued for 4056 N Pulaski Road in Irving Park

Demolition permits have been issued for a one-story masonry community center building, located at 4056 N Pulaski Road in Irving Park. The filing owner is listed under 4056 N Pulaski LLC, with plans for a new single-story restaurant with a new trash enclosure, fencing, and an accessory parking lot. Other details regarding the project architect, design, or anticipated tenant have not yet been revealed.

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St. Regis Chicago

Hotel Portion Progresses at Partially-Open St. Regis Chicago

Exterior work continues around the hotel portion of the partially-complete St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower), a 101-story mixed-use skyscraper in Lakeshore East. Rising 1,191 feet at 375 E Wacker Drive, this supertall tower now ranks as Chicago’s third tallest building. Developed by Magellan Group, the tower will house a 191-key hotel on the first 11 floors, while the remaining floors will comprise of 393 condominiums. St. Regis Hotel and Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, manages both the hotel and residential portion.

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3122-26 S Benson Street

Permits Issued for 18 Townhomes at 3122-26 S Benson Street in Bridgeport

Construction permits have been issued for 18 adjacent three-story townhomes, divided between three buildings at 3122, 3124, and 3126 S Benson Street in Bridgeport. Bensen Place LLC is the filing owner of the homes, which will line a cul-de-sac driveway off of S Benson Street. Each 2,000-square-foot home will come with three bedrooms, a two-car garage on the first floor, and a rooftop terrace. Both the driveway and the homes will replace a previously vacant lot.

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