Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story masonry building at 1936 W Crystal Street in Wicker Park. Luke Bakalar is the listed owner of the multi-unit structure, whose replacement plans have not yet been revealed. The lot’s current zoning designation is RT-4, which allows for two-flats, townhouses, low-density apartment buildings, and single family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.2, whereby any new building may have a square footage up to 1.2 times that of the containing property.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Cladding is nearing completion for a five-story mixed-use building at 4806 N Magnolia Avenue in Uptown. Dubbed “The Balaban” after the owners behind the adjacent Uptown Theatre, the project is behind developed by JAB Real Estate and will replace a former parking lot. Programming will yield ground-level retail and 54 apartments on the four upper floors. Of the 54 units, 10 will be studios. Parking will offer 27 surface spaces located in the rear.
Construction permits have been issued for a two-story office building located at 8204 W Belmont Avenue in Dunning. Owned by 8200 Belmont LLC, the development will include office space on both floors, as well as five outdoor parking spaces. The new construction is set to occupy a currently vacant plot of land. Given that this plot is divided into two separate parcels, it is unclear if the building will replace the full plot or just a portion.
With the construction hoist now disassembled, final exterior work is wrapping up at Tandem Partners‘ Avra West Loop, located at 1125 W Van Buren Street. The 20-story mixed-use building will yield 198 apartments atop ground-level retail.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-floor residential development at 1932 N Drake Avenue in Logan Square. Drake 1934 LLC is the listed owner, who plans four total units, a basement, a rooftop deck and stair enclosures, a wood trellis, and front and rear decks along all three floors. A car port for four vehicles will also be included.