Articles by Jack Crawford


New Guinness Taproom Barrels Toward Completion in Fulton Market District

Renovation and construction work are rapidly taking shape for Fulton Market’s new Guinness Taproom. Coordinated by developer Fred Latsko, the project is an adaptive re-use of the former Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal Building at 375 N Morgan Street. A former destination for street art, the converted beer hub will yield a 10-barrel brewery, a pub, and a restaurant with local chef cuisine.

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Rendering of 7412 W Irving Park Road

Extensive Structural Work Spotted at Sears Department Store Redevelopment in Portage Park

The former Sears department store site, located at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park has undergone extensive construction since YIMBY’s last update. With Novak Construction as developer and general contractor, a comprehensive demolition was carried out earlier this year, making way for a $90 million adaptive re-use project. The six-story development is one of several, including the recently-covered Clarendale Six Corners, meant to enliven the intersection of Milwaukee and Cicero Avenues and Irving Park Road. It should be noted however that, according to an article by Nadig Newspapers, the project did receive a stop-work order from the city this week for performing work outside the scope of issued permits.

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Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Center. Rendering by CannonDesign

Construction Reaches Second Floor for Northwestern Medicine Advanced Outpatient Care Center in Old Irving Park

Construction on the Northwestern Medicine Advanced Outpatient Care Center in Old Irving Park has surpassed the first floor, with work now underway on the second level. Located at 4445 W Irving Park Road, the four-story structure is being built on a full city block bounded by W Irving Park Road, N Kenneth Avenue, and N Kilbourn Avenue. The 160,000-square-foot facility will offer a range of outpatient services, including fields such as cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, infusion​, imaging, immediate care, lab draws, oncology, ophthalmology, optical shop, orthopaedics, physical therapy, primary care, and urology.

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Clarendale Six Corners

Clarendale Six Corners Nears Completion In Portage Park

Construction on the 10-story Clarendale Six Corners development is nearing completion in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. The mixed-use project includes 18,000 square feet of ground-level retail space, 258 senior living apartments and a variety of integrated amenities. The project, located at 4715 W Irving Park Road, is developed by Ryan Companies, LCS, and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.

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