New details have been revealed for the Pop! Heights community park at 11227 S Halsted Street in West Roseland. Located mid-block between 112th Street and W 113th Street, the project replaces an empty lot and is a part of the greater Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program. The Department of Planning and Development along with the Far South Community Development Corporation are behind the new park which is being designed by the Lamar Johnson Collaborative to serve the near Pullman area.
Lamar Johnson Collaborative
In an ever-growing forest of West Loop cranes, the 15-story condominium development known as Embry has now installed its own tower crane at 21 N May Street. Sulo Development is behind the project, with plans for 58 total residences, scaling from two- to four-bedroom floor plans and ranging in size between 1,828 and 5,187 square feet.
Adaptive re-use work has made extensive progress at the Morton Salt Factory at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Developer trio R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have planned for a new office and entertainment embedded within the shell of the former factory.
This week, a land acquisition deal was successfully closed for 170 N Green Street in West Loop’s Fulton Market District. The transaction was carried out between CRG, the development and real estate arm of Clayco; Shapack Partners, a Fulton Market-based real estate development company; and Bridgford Foods. Once occupied by the 156,000-square-foot Bridgford Foods processing facility, the 1.5-acre site will give way to a massive new mixed-use development co-planned by CRG and Shapack.
The Committee on Design has reviewed initial plans for a mixed-use development at 3950 N Damen Avenue and 3959 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center. Located on the six-corner intersection with W Irving Park Road, the two building proposal will replace a large parking lot and a MB Financial drive-thru bank west of Damen Avenue, as well redevelop and expand the existing 5/3 Bank building east of Lincoln Avenue. Developers CRG and Ravine Park Partners are working with local architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on the new design.