Articles by Jack Crawford

Design Updated for 4640 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square

Another design iteration has been revealed for 4640 N Western Avenue in Lincoln Square. Situated directly south of the Western station serviced by the Brown Line, the plans are being developed by Macon Construction, while Hirsch MPG is the project architect. The mixed-use proposal highlights a new six-story building that will incorporate an adjacent four-story structure. The project plans to provide a total of 74 apartment units and ground-floor retail space.

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Final Facade Details Round Out for 120 Willard in West Loop

The residential project at 120 N Willard Court in West Loop known as “120 Willard”, is steadily approaching completion. Developed by PLD Custom Homes, the five-story residential development will provide seven housing units. The developer is replacing a former 1800’s-era single-family brick residence. As can be seen in photos, the final touches to the metal accents and inset balconies are currently underway.

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Permit Issued for NASCAR Stages at 337 E Randolph in New Eastside

The city of Chicago has approved construction for stages for the 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race event. The listed tent contractor INProduction Inc has been given the green light to build temporary structures within Grant Park. These structures, including a 48×12 platform, a 17×6 scaffold structure, and two large video walls, are to be erected and dismantled within a ten-day window. The listed architect of record is Adam Wilmot of ZPD+a.

The permit’s approval has been met with resistance from residents, primarily due to the anticipated interruption of access to Grant Park during the summer months. This concern is exacerbated by the timing of the event, falling close to other major summer events such as the Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza.

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