Articles by Jack Crawford

Damen Avenue Facade by SPACE Architects + Planners

Foundation Work Begins for 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center

Excavation and initial foundation work is now underway for a mixed-use development at 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in the North Center neighborhood. Located on a 25,000 square-foot trapezoidal lot, the planned five-story building will span a total of 97,773 square feet and yield 68 residential units. Longford Construction is the developer while SPACE Architects + Planners is the architect. The 61-foot design is clad in limestone along the ground floor, red brick along the second to fourth floors, and dark metal paneling along the top floor. The top level is also set back from the street to allow for private outdoor terraces.

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3615 North Wilton Avenue

Construction Wraps Up for 3615 N Wilton Avenue in Lake View

Construction is wrapping up for a renovation and addition at 3615 North Wilton Avenue in Lake View. The project involves converting the existing residential structure, which previously comprised three residential units, into a five-unit edifice. This expansion includes creating a new residence in the basement and another with the construction of an additional floor, bringing the final height to four stories. The plans feature a rooftop deck, a north-facing metal porch, and a three-vehicle garage with a rooftop terrace.

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Two-Story Restaurant Renovation Progresses at 431 N Dearborn Street in River North

An existing retail structure at 431 N Dearborn Street is currently undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovation work, with new windows having now been installed. Built in 1948, this two-story River North building owned by Friedman Companies long served as the Getschow Company’s engineering headquarters. Most recently, it housed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, which closed the location in 2020. The Group is leading the current revamp, which will consist of two new restaurants.

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