The University of Illinois Chicago’s new computer science building at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy is now undergoing facade installation. The five-story structure, called the Computer Design Research and Learning Center, is under construction and will connect to UIC’s existing Science and Engineering Labs building. Once completed, the center will add 135,000 square feet of new programming to support the university’s growing computer science program.
Articles by Jack Crawford
A construction permit has been granted for a new residential development located at 723 N Waller Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. The project will feature a two-story building with basement, comprising three dwelling units. It is designed to replace the previous structure on the site. The listed owner of the project is GT Alternatives LLC.
Work on a small urban park has begun at the site of 1400 S Wabash Avenue, where CMK Companies is also wrapping up a 30-story tower, now topped out at 350 feet. The mixed-use tower, whose headline name is 1400 Wabash, will bring 299 rental units and ground-floor retail space to the South Loop neighborhood.
A construction permit has been granted for a new residential development located at 2129 W Crystal Street in Wicker Park. The project will feature a three-story, six-dwelling unit VA frame building with a basement, first-floor rear deck, private roof deck, stair access principal building, and detached six-car garage with a roof deck, rear wood fences, and front iron fences. The listed owner of the project is 2127-29 W Crystal LLC.
Final exterior construction can be seen at the site of the mixed-use 1606 S Ashland Avenue in Pilsen, where the developer 1600 Pilsen LLC has built 24 new rental units and 4,675 square feet of retail. The four-story, roughly 50,000-square-foot structure will replace a former masonry low-rise building, and is located across the street from the high-profile residential conversion of 1600 S Laflin Street, which was recently approved by city council.