Articles by Jack Crawford

1203 N California Avenue

Pedro Albizu Campos Apartments Takes 29th in Year-End Countdown

Pedro Albizu Campos Apartments, ranking 29th in the year-end countdown, is a nine-story affordable housing project at 1203 N California Avenue, adjacent to Humboldt Park. Occupying the site of a formerly vacant lot, this 83,000-square-foot structure honors the legacy of Puerto Rican activist Pedro Albizu Campos. The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC) spearheads the project, collaborating with Pappageorge Haymes for the architectural design. The development will incorporate 2,500 square feet of retail space on the first floor and 64 units of affordable housing on the upper levels.

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Zoning Variances Approved for 4640 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square

The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved three variances for a new mixed-use development at 4640 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. This $26.7 million initiative developed by Macon Construction and designed by Hirsch MPG will involve a new six-story mixed-use building alongside the renovation of a 1920s-era, four-story building to the north. There will be a total 74 residential units and 3,900 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

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Excavation Begins for 1630 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop

Excavation is now underway for a 12-story apartment building at 1630 South Wabash Avenue in South Loop. This residential development, undertaken by CMK Companies, will house a total of 149 rental units. The building will be located on a previously vacant lot just east of the elevated CTA tracks. Its foundation and partial superstructure received a permit in late October, while the full construction permit is still pending.

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