Preservation Chicago has nominated seven new sites for landmark status with the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. The seven locations are spread out across the city and represent multiple architectural styles, typologies, and scales that hold significance to the city and its historical legacy.
Invest South/West has revealed two new mixed-use development schemes for its RFP site at 4000 W North Avenue in Humboldt Park. The site sits on the corner of W North Avenue and N Pulaski Road and is made up of the landmarked Pioneer Trust and Saving Bank along with its .75-acre parking lot to the north. Goals for the RFP include new commercial space, rental and for-sale housing, and public spaces with the opportunity to celebrate local culture.
Invest South/West has revealed two new mixed-use development schemes for its RFP sites at 3601 W Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park. The roughly 30,000-square-foot site is made up of two private lots and an alley to be vacated that are bound by N Central Park Avenue, W Chicago Avenue, and N Monticello Avenue. For this RFP, Invest South/West met with the community for months to derive four basic needs each development needs to focus on, those being; walkability, community safety, diversity of retail goods and service, and celebration of community.
A construction permit has been issued for a new two-story, dual-unit residential building at 1014 N Monticello Avenue in Humboldt Park. Listed owner Kale Kakhiani of GT Alternatives LLC has planned for the project to include a basement level, a front and rear porch, a detached two-car garage, and an additional surface parking space. The new construction will be replacing a formerly vacant grass lot.
Full construction permits have been issued for a training and administration building under the address 4443 W Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park. Planning documents from this spring show that the intended usage will be a government-owned Joint Public Safety Training Campus. This campus will provide a central hub for both current and new police officers, firefighters, and paramedics to practice emergency response and perform cross-department training exercises. The facility will be able to accommodate up to 1,500 first responders daily. As of now, the 34-acre site is occupied by an undeveloped forested area.