Articles by Jack Crawford
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry building located at 5119 N Claremont Avenue in Lincoln Square. It is unclear what the owners, filed under Susan and Dinikar Russell and Vinnakota, are planning for site. However, the current zoning designation is RS-3, which allows for detached single-family homes and two-flats. This designation also allows for a maximum height of 30 feet and a floor area ratio of 0.9, meaning that any replacing structure may have a floor area up to 90 percent of the area of the site itself.
Photos show site prep at 133 S Ashland Avenue, a four-story residential building set to rise at the western border of West Loop. Filed under the owner 133 Ashland Land LLC, the planned development will provide 89 units with on-site parking for 120 vehicles with three accessible spaces.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building, located at 2250 W Jackson Boulevard near the southwest corner of Near West Side. The owner, filed under 2250 W Jackson LLC, has planned four total units, as well as a rooftop deck and detached four-car masonry garage.
Photos show continued work at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop, the site of Phoenix Development Partners‘ planned conversion of a 15-story office building into a space for two Hilton hotels. The original 1904 limestone and terra cotta structure was designed by Frost & Granger, and housed offices for both the North Western Railway and City Colleges of Chicago up until its re-designation. As part of the conversion, the developer agreed to rehabilitate the exterior walls of the landmarked buildings in exchange for Class L tax incentives.