Articles by Jack Crawford
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building at 3536 N Lowell Avenue in Kilbourn Park. Rafael Szymanski is the filing owner, whose plans include multiple rooftop decks and stair enclosures, a basement, and a detached six-car garage. The new structure will occupy the site of a masonry two-flat and detached garage. The owner also received approval from the City in September 2019, to convert the property from a designation of RS-3 Residential Single-Unit District to RM-4.5, Residential Multi-Unit District.
Structural work topped out last week for Optima Lakeview, a seven-story development in Lakeview East that will house 14,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 198 apartments above. Optima Inc. is serving as the developer, designer, and general contractor behind the project, located at 3460 N Broadway.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building at 719 N Elizabeth Street in West Town. JL Development LLC is behind the project, who last year received zoning approval to reduce the rear and side setbacks. The new structure will replace a currently vacant lot and yield five residential units, a rooftop deck and stair enclosure, a basement, and five exterior parking spaces on a concrete parking pad.
Exterior construction is now complete for a 13-story mixed-use building at 320 N Sangamon Street in West Loop. A joint effort by Tishman Speyer and Mark Goodman & Associates, the 270,000-square-foot project will house a mix of ground-level retail and office space on the above floors. Office floor plates will vary between 24,800 and 28,200 square feet, while stretching 13 feet from slab to slab.