Foundation work has begun for a new 12-story mixed-use building at 1730 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop. Replacing a former parking lot, the new project will yield 110 apartment units and an 80-car garage on the first and second floors. There will also be ground-floor commercial retail.
A planned 12-story hotel at 1528 N Wells Street in Old Town is once again progressing, as indicated by a recent demolition permit issued for the site’s remaining structure. The permit, granted at the beginning of this month, lists National Wrecking Company as the contractor and will involve the removal of a three-story building at 1520 N Wells Street. The replacement hotel, which received its initial foundation permit in 2022, will add 203 rooms along the Wells Street commercial corridor.
A zoning application has been filed for a mixed-use development at 3955 N Kilpatrick Avenue in Old Irving Park. This project, under the development of GW Properties and designed by Pappageorge Haymes, marks a shift from a previous all-retail proposal. Set to occupy large vacant lot formerly used by People’s Gas, the five-building complex would be a significant addition to the recent surge of new units and retail within the Six Corners area. The construction would follow other major projects in the vicinity such as the 206-unit 6 Corners Lofts and the 258-unit senior living development known as Clarendale Six Corners.
Much of the facade has been installed along the western street wall of the Pedro Albizu Campos Apartments, located at 1203 N California Avenue in Humboldt Park. This nine-story affordable housing development occupies a previously vacant lot and spans a total of 83,000 square feet. The 95-foot building will yield 64 housing units on the upper floors and 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Named after Puerto Rican activist Pedro Albizu Campos, the development is a collaborative project between the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC) and Pappageorge Haymes.
Foundation work has begun for a 12-story building at 1630 South Wabash Avenue in South Loop, with pilings now being installed. This mixed-use development by CMK Companies, replacing a vacant lot directly east of the CTA tracks, will feature 149 rental units above ground-floor retail. A permit for the foundation and partial superstructure was issued in late October, followed by the issuance of the full permit in early December.