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3950 N Damen Avenue

New Renderings and Project Details Revealed for 3950-3959 N Damen in North Center

New renderings and details have emerged for 3950-3959 N Damen Avenue in North Center, where developers Orchard Development Group and Ravine Park Partners are planning a mixed-use development spanning two blocks. As proposed, the complex would provide a mix of new apartments with affordable options (20 percent of the units for those making up to 60 percent AMI), retail space, and a 3,000-square-foot public plaza.

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151 N Michigan Avenue

Construction Digs in for 151 N Michigan in New Eastside

Construction is now well underway for 151 N Michigan Avenue in New Eastside, where BJB Partners has planned for a three-story mixed-use building. Located at the prominent corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, the development replaces a former single-story restaurant venue. The new construction will house a total of 15,000 square feet of commercial space, of which 5,300 square feet will be retail on the first level. This level will be split into either two or three commercial units depending on demand. The above floors will either be office or additional retail, along with a bridge connection on the second level to the adjacent Millennium Park Plaza.

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Embry

West Loop’s “Embry” Condo Development Secures 27th Spot in Countdown

Having now surpassed the 12th floor, the condo development dubbed “Embry” has claimed the 27th spot in our year-end construction countdown. This 15-story, 207-foot-tall residential project at 21 N May Street has been planned by Sulo Development and will contain 58 total residences. Floor plans range from two- to four-bedroom units, with floor space occupying between 1,828 and 5,187 square feet.

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Salt Shed Announces Opening For Indoor Venue In West Town

An opening date has been announced for the next phase of the Salt Shed entertainment complex at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located on the intersection with N Magnolia Avenue along the north branch of the Chicago River, the multi-building project partially opened earlier this year with its outdoor venue holding its first concert to much fanfare. Developers R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have been working with locally-based architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on its design.

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