Articles by Lukas Kugler

65 E Riverwalk South Elevator Addition. Rendering by Muller and Muller Architects

Landmarks Commission Approves New Elevator Addition To Riverwalk

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the addition of an elevator to the riverwalk. The new elevator will be located at 65 E Riverwalk South, along the riverwalk between the N Wabash Avenue and N Michigan Avenue bridges. The elevator will allow for better accessibility, as well as aid in deliveries to vendors along the riverwalk. The City of Chicago is the entity in charge of the project, with Muller and Muller Architects in charge of the design.

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1528 N Wells Street. Rendering by Pappageorge Haymes

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Development at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved an updated mixed-use development proposal at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town. The project is a 13-story tower that will rise 152 feet, holding commercial space on the ground floor, with 12 floors of hotel space above. The transit-oriented, planned development will replace a surface parking lot along N Wells Street, taking up the entire width of the block, up to N Wieland Street. Chicago Development Partners is the developer of the project, using Wellstel LLC as the owner LLC for the development. Pappageorge Haymes is in charge of the design for the project.

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Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Image by CCL

Landmarks Commission Approves Preliminary Landmark Status for Emmett Till House

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved preliminary landmark status for the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Located at 6427 S St. Lawrence Avenue in West Woodlawn, the brick two-story is the former home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. The two lived on the second floor with Emmett’s aunt and uncle on the first floor, and his cousins on the basement level.

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226 W Jackson Boulevard. Image by Phoenix Development Partners

New Hotel Conversion Is Underway at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop

Work is currently underway on the conversion of the historic 15-story office tower at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in The Loop. The building is the former headquarters of Chicago & North Western Railway and most recently was the headquarters building for City Colleges of Chicago. Located at the northeast corner of W Jackson Boulevard and S Franklin Street, the edifice is across the street from the Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. Phoenix Development Partners is in charge of this development, with an estimated development cost of $136 million, which includes the property acquisition cost of $32.7 million.

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