Facade work and installation are now underway for Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 square feet of retail and 37 affordable residential units. In order for the development to proceed, the site was re-zoned in 2019 from B3-2 Community Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. As part of a broader 53-unit affordable housing plan, the developer is also building an additional 16 units nearby at 2008 S Ashland Avenue.
Articles by Jack Crawford
This week, YIMBY toured the construction site at 1400 S Wabash Avenue, which will give rise to a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. Developed by CMK Companies, the 305-foot-tall tower will add to South Loop’s growing skyline cluster, alongside the 768-foot-tall 1000M apartment building that’s rising nearby.
Now open to residents is the 47-story condominium skyscraper known as Cirrus, situated just west of the lakefront in Chicago’s Lakeshore East. This 562-foot-tall tower at 211 N Harbor Drive was developed by Lendlease and Magellan Development Group, offering 350 condominiums connected to 50,000 square feet of amenity space. Alongside its 37-story apartment buildings sibling dubbed Cascade and a 0.8-acre-Cascade Park. The two towers and the park occupy the parcels J, K, and L of the larger Lakeshore East masterplan.
Zoning variances have now been approved for a seven-story mixed-use development at 3440 N Broadway in Lakeview East. Formerly occupied by a two story parking facility, the project site is located directly south of Optima’s now-complete Optima Lakeview.
With tower cranes now installed and foundation work well underway, the planned Obama Presidential Center is approaching vertical construction in Jackson Park. Planned by The Obama Foundation, the three-building master plan will house a museum revolving around the former president and his legacy, a community center known as The Forum, and a new branch of the Chicago Public Library. There will also be a parking garage directly to the south.