Prior to a final approval from City Hall, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks has recommended a landmark designation for the Promontory Point, a historic peninsula situated between 54th and 56th Streets in Hyde Park. Constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, this unique parkland features landscaping by esteemed designer Alfred Caldwell and is distinguished by the last remaining limestone revetments along Chicago’s lakefront.
Articles by Jack Crawford
Construction permits have been issued for a new educational construction project at 2351 W 110th Street in Morgan Park. The project will involve the construction of a one-story annex for a Chicago Public School (CPS), featuring six classrooms, restrooms, and offices. The project is owned by Chicago Public Schools and is situated in a vibrant neighborhood. The site was previously occupied by a vacant lot within the school’s property.
The roof has now been installed for 801 W Belmont Avenue, a two-story commercial development that will occupy a prominent corner site in Lakeview East. The project is developed by Hubbard Street Group, which also owns several other properties along the busy commercial corridor.
Construction permits have been issued for a new residential development at 6556 S Minerva Avenue in Woodlawn. The planned building will be a four-story masonry structure with nine dwelling units. The owner, Kingston DTA Group LLC, will replace a vacant lot that previously occupied the site.
The architectural landscape of Chicago is ever-evolving, with many structures meeting their end to make way for new, cutting-edge designs. While demolition is necessary for a thriving metropolis, it often comes at the cost of losing touch with the city’s historical roots and in some cases the demise of beloved landmarks in the name of pragmatism.