Construction permits have been issued for 18 adjacent three-story townhomes, divided between three buildings at 3122, 3124, and 3126 S Benson Street in Bridgeport. Bensen Place LLC is the filing owner of the homes, which will line a cul-de-sac driveway off of S Benson Street. Each 2,000-square-foot home will come with three bedrooms, a two-car garage on the first floor, and a rooftop terrace. Both the driveway and the homes will replace a previously vacant lot.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Remaining brickwork is currently underway for Wrigleyville Lofts, located at 949 W Dakin Street in Lake View. Developed by Draper & Kramer, the seven-story mixed-use project will house 13,000 square feet of retail, partitioned into four available units ranging from 1,400 to 2,500 square feet. The fifth and largest unit will be a nearly 6,000-square-foot Ace Hardware, which previously occupied the one-story building located on the property.
Demolition permits were issued this past week for three-story masonry residence and a detached frame garage, located at 2820 N Rockwell Street in the Avondale neighborhood. The owner is listed under 2820 N Rockwell LLC, whose plans have not been revealed. The property’s zoning designation of RT-4 permits two-flats, townhomes, low-density apartment buildings, and single-family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.2, in which any new construction may have up to 1.2 times the square footage of the containing lot. It is not clear whether the owner will seek a zoning change.
Work on the new 0.8-acre Cascade Park is wrapping up as part of Lendlease and Magellan Development Group‘s Cirrus & Cascade masterplan in Lakeshore East. While the park is to be privately owned and maintained, it will be open to both residents and the public. The park slopes downward from west to east, connecting the elevated N Harbor Drive to the lower lakefront level.
Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story frame residence located at 3243 N Lakewood Avenue near the center of Lake View. The owner has been filed under 3243 N Lakewood LLC. Plans for the replacement have not been announced, although the property is currently zoned for RT-3.5 Residential Two-Flat, Townhouse, and Multi-Unit District. This designation allows for two-flats, townhouses, low-density apartment buildings, and single family homes. RT-3.5 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.05, whereby any new building may have five percent more square footage than the area of the lot itself.