New York-based developer, The Collective, has obtained a full permit for its 18-story residential project at 633 S LaSalle Street. This development, set to replace a previous surface parking lot, will introduce a co-living model to the South Loop neighborhood.
Articles by Jack Crawford
A construction permit has been issued for a new residential building at 1844 N Ridgeway Avenue in Logan Square, marking the first step in the broader Encuentro Square affordable housing plan. The approved permit calls for a six-story apartment building with 57 dwelling units, replacing a now-demolished Magid Glove and Safety factory. Under development by the Latin United Community Housing (LUCHA) and Evergreen Real Estate Group, this first phase will also feature a second four-story building with an additional 32 units. As noted in a CBS News article, 55 of these first phase units will be available to people on the Chicago Housing Authority waitlist. Meanwhile, a later phase of the project will bring the total unit count up to 187.
Situated at 350 N Canal Street in Fulton River District, the mixed-use “Cassidy on Canal” can be seen undergoing facade work. Now at roughly the two-thirds mark, this 33-floor development is a collaboration between The Habitat Company and Diversified Real Estate Capital LLC. Currently at the 14th level, the project offers both retail and residential spaces.
A construction permit has been greenlit for outdoor upgrades to the Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy at 6656 S Normal Boulevard in Englewood. The project, owned by the city, is expected to provide an array of exterior improvements including a new play lot, artificial turf field, stormwater management, and additional landscaping.
Dearborn Station, also known as Polk Street Depot, is one of the remaining central stations in Chicago. This Printer’s Row passenger hub was once notably taller, featuring a distinctive steep pitched roof. In this seventh Lost Legends article, we will discuss the changes in the station over its 140-year history, including the fire that resulted in the loss of the additional structure.