Articles by Jack Crawford

Lakeview Connection

Facade Takes Shape for 801 W Belmont in Lakeview East

The new commercial project at 801 W Belmont Avenue in Lakeview East is seeing further progress in its exterior construction, with the installation of dark brick and large, loft-inspired windows ongoing. This two-story retail building is replacing a parking lot and a 1921 brick bank building designed by Ivar Viehe-Naess. The new development is planning 59,000 square feet of commercial or retail space, augmented by 300 feet of new storefronts.

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1007 W Cullerton Street via Google Maps

Permit Issued for 1007 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen

A construction permit has been approved for a new residential development located at 1007 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen. The project will see the construction of a three-story building with two duplex units and a basement. Also noted in the filing was a private rooftop deck and a three-story open steel porch in the rear yard. This new building will occupy a previously vacant site owned by Sergio Garcia, who is also the acting general contractor.

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A Look at the Museum of Gospel Site in Bronzeville

In the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the historic site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue, is undergoing a transformation into the National Museum of Gospel Music. The design of the project blends the past and present, incorporating the original limestone walls of the church. The developer for the project is Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, in collaboration with architect Dirk Lohan of Wight & Company.

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