Articles by Jack Crawford


2623 N Kimball Avenue

Renovation Permits Issued for 2623 N Kimball Avenue in Logan Square

Renovation permits have been issued to convert a three-story residential building from four to five total units. Located at 2623 N Kimball Avenue in Logan Square, the occupying owner, Matthew Cremins, also plans to build out the building’s basement floor into a living space that will connect to the first-floor unit. It is unclear which floor the new unit will occupy, or how the interior will be partitioned in order to accommodate the new residence.

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Rooftop Terrace at 226 W Jackson Boulevard. Image by Phoenix Development Partners

Conversion Nearing Completion at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop

Conversion work is nearing completion for the Phoenix Development Partners project at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, where the developer has planned to convert a former 14-story office building into two separate hotels. The original 238,000-square-foot edifice was constructed in 1904 and is classified as a National Historic Landmark. Prior to the conversion, the structure housed the headquarters of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, then later the headquarters for the City Colleges of Chicago.

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