A new four-story mixed-use building has been completed at 2111 W Caton Street in Wicker Park. The development occupies a triangular lot, bordered by Caton Street, an adjacent commercial building, and the CTA L tracks. Previously, a single-story masonry building stood on this site. The developer, Lux Living 4U, has constructed eight residential units and ground-floor retail space.
A construction permit has been approved for a new early childhood daycare facility at 1745 N Damen Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The project is a three-story building for early childhood care, replacing a former two-story auto body shop. Kensington School Inc is listed as the owner of the new development.
A permit has been issued for a renovation at 1417 N Wicker Park Avenue in Wicker Park. The project entails exterior facade repair and restoration of an existing two-story residential building with two dwelling units. There will be no interior alterations, and there’s no change in occupancy, use, or area, as indicated by the permit’s description.
The Chicago City Council has approved two mixed-use developments at 1235 N Ashland Avenue and 1301 N Ashland Avenue in Wicker Park. Located on two separate lots just north of the intersection with N Milwaukee Avenue and across the street from Wicker Park Commons, both of the proposals will replace five-existing buildings in total dating back to the late 1800s. Grand Properties Acquisitions, LLC is behind both with local firm Hanna Architects working on their design.
Initial funding has been announced for the potential redevelopment of the building at 1550 N Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Located just south of the six-corner intersection with N Damen Avenue and W North Avenue, the combined two-building site is currently home to the Lubinski Furniture store who also owns it. The redevelopment plans are being led by nonprofit arts group Equity Arts which seeks to create a permanent home for the local art scene that placed the neighborhood on the map.