Permits were issued on Thursday for a three-story residential building located at 4900 N Kenmore Avenue in Uptown. Permits for the development were issued to Variable Properties LLC, and will involve seven dwelling units with balconies, a basement, a shared rooftop deck, and two detached one-story masonry garages. The first garage will house five parking spaces and will have its own rooftop deck. The second garage will offer two additional spaces. The lot is currently vacant.
The Permit Review Committee has approved plans to convert the former Immaculata High School at 640 W Irving Park Road in Uptown for residential use. As previously reported, the redevelopment efforts are led by KGiles LLC and CA Ventures. Local firms Perkins Eastman and Level Architecture are assisting with the design of the mid-rise.
The project will yield a 22-story senior living high-rise with 192 units to be built on the American Islamic College’s existing parking lot. The existing school building was designated a city landmark in 1983 and will be converted into an additional 245 apartments. The landmark designation encompasses all parts of the school and additions but did not specify the scope of protection. It has been determined that exterior elevations, as well as the central lobby’s cast iron stair and two-story auditorium, are the significant features to be protected from demolition or alteration.
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has revealed plans for protected bike lanes along N Clark Street in Uptown. These lanes would extend from W Irving Park Road north to W Montrose Avenue, parallel to Graceland Cemetery. The plan joins as part of Vision Zero and the city’s Strategic Plan for Transportation. Vision Zero aims to make streets safer and more accessible.
On Tuesday the 46th ward zoning and development advisory committee voted in favor of the residential redevelopment of the former Immaculata High School at 640 W Irving Park Road in Uptown. Developers KGiles LLC and CA Ventures are working with local firm Perkins Eastman and Level Architecture on the design of the new mid-rise and have also set their sights on redeveloping the neighboring American Islamic College, which will now have to vacate its corner of Irving Park Road and Marine Drive.
Structural work has reached the fourth of five floors for a new mixed-use building at 4600 N Kenmore Avenue in Uptown. Cedar St. Companies is behind this development, with plans for 2,500 square feet of ground-level retail below 62 for-rent apartments. The new construction will integrate with an adjacent former bank at 1020 W Wilson Avenue, which will be transformed into a new venue for Double Door Music.