Articles by Jack Crawford

Rendering of 7412 W Irving Park Road

Photos Show Partial Demolition at Former Sears Department Store in Portage Park

Demolition work can be seen at the site of the former Sears department store, situated at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Under development by Novak Construction, this initial work will clear the way for a mixed-use transformation. Estimated to cost $90 million, this massive undertaking is another piece of a broader effort to enliven the six corners commercial node. Just across the street, work is progressing rapidly for a 10-story senior living and retail development known as Clarendale Six Corners.

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HUGO Development

Construction Commences for HUGO Development in River North

Following permit approval from last summer, foundation work can now be seen for LG Development’s HUGO masterplan, which involves the construction of two mid-rise buildings in River North. Located at 751 N Hudson Avenue and 411 W Chicago Avenue, these two mixed-use structures will each stand nine stories and will collectively house 230,000 square feet of programming, made up of roughly 19,000 square feet of retail and 227 apartment dwellings. The two buildings will replace former parking lots, and will be narrowly separated by an existing masonry low-rise building.

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Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Center. Rendering by CannonDesign

Northwestern Outpatient Center Begins Construction in Old Irving Park

The planned Northwestern Medicine Advanced Outpatient Care Center has officially broken ground at 4445 W Irving Park Road in Old Irving Park. With permits issued late last year and foundation and excavating work having already begun, this new four-story medical facility will occupy the full block bound by W Irving Park Road, N Kenneth Avenue, a rear alley, and N Kilbourn Avenue.

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