Articles by Jack Crawford
Construction permits have been issued for a new annex addition to the Wendell Phillips High School, located at 244 E Pershing Road in Bronzeville. Planned by the Public Building Commission of Chicago, the building will mainly serve as a new gymnasium, and will replace an existing surface parking lot on the northeast corner of the campus. The existing structures on the campus include a landmarked three-story brick building from 1904, as well as other two buildings built in 1937 and 1944.
This week, the 37-story apartment tower known as Cascade and the adjacent Cascade Park both officially opened in Chicago’s Lakeshore Eastc neighborhood. Lendlease and Magellan have co-developed the overall project, which includes Cascade tower, a taller 47-story condominium tower known as Cirrus, and the public Cascade Park located at the foot of the towers.
Construction permits have been issued for the second of two buildings within LG Development‘s HUGO masterplan. This second mixed-use building is located at the eastern end of the property at 411 W Chicago Avenue, and will house ground-level retail, 93 apartments, as well as various amenity spaces. These building-specific amenities include a large landscaped sun deck with lounge chairs, an outdoor kitchen with grilling stations, and a 10th-floor amenity deck with east-facing views.
Final facade work is now underway for Nevele22, a seven-story mixed-use building rising at 1122 W Chicago Avenue near the eastern edge of West Town. Prior to construction, the site was occupied by three smaller…