The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) has approved a proposal to alter the façade of the Art Institute of Chicago at 111 S. Michigan Avenue in the Historic Michigan Boulevard District. The proposal comes from the Art Institute, looking to update the face of the original Allerton Building that fronts Michigan Avenue and the rest of the Loop.
Articles by Lukas Kugler
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) has granted approval to a new building at 1020 W Randolph Street in the West Loop. Located within Fulton-Randolph Market District, and the northeast corner of W Randolph Street and N Carpenter Street, the development looks to demolish a one-story bank with drive-through and construct a new five-story structure with mechanical enclosure, penthouse, and rooftop deck. The project is being led by L3 Capital, who will also be applying for a zoning ordinance for the site.
The final decision on passing the landmarking of the proposed Pilsen Historic District has been pushed off until 2021, after the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) requested a six-month extension from Chicago City Council. This extension will push the decision until the end of January 2021, with the final landmark decision going into effect on February 1st, 2021 if no other action is taken.
Construction work is nearing completion on Porte Chicago, a two-tower mixed-use development at 845 W Madison Street in the West Loop. Located on a full block lot, the site is bounded by W Madison Street to the north, W Monroe Street to the south, S Peoria Street to the west, and S Green Street to the east. The project is designed by architect GREC Studio and co-developed by the John Buck Company and Lendlease.
Permits have been issued for a three-story residential building at 2416 W Lyndale Street in Bucktown. The interior lot is located along W Lyndale Street between N Western Avenue and N Campbell Avenue. The nearest public transportation is the 49 CTA bus accessed at the Western and Belden stop, a two-minute walk away. The Western CTA L station serviced by the Blue Line is the nearest stop, a ten-minute walk away. EZMB LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications, reporting the development cost as $1,072,900.