Financing has been initially approved for the United Yards development at 1515 W 47th Street in Back of the Yards. Centered around the intersection with S Ashland Avenue and bringing a mix of new construction and redevelopment, the project is part of the Invest South/West initiative and will be built in phases. Developers Celadon Partners and Blackwood Group worked with local architecture firm DesignBridge on the overall proposal.
The Chicago City Council has approved the affordable housing development at 2136 S Ashland Avenue in the Lower West Side. Sitting north of the intersection with W Cermak Road across the street from Benito Juarez High School, the proposal will replace a long-time vacant lot. ‘Casa Yucatan’ is being developed by The Resurrection Project with local-architecture firm DesignBridge providing the design.
A new YMCA has been announced as the anchor tenant for the mixed-use development at 331 S Plymouth Court in The Loop. Located on the intersection with W Van Buren Street directly across from the Harold Washington Library, the project was originally announced in 2021. Dubbed Assemble Chicago, it is being developed by The Community Builders with Studio Gang, DesignBridge, and JAQ working on its design.
The mixed-use development at 1450 N Larrabee Street in Old Town is set to advance to the Committee on Zoning. The wedge-shaped site is bound by the angled portion of N Clybourn Avenue on the west side, with the vacant lot having been the home of the Near North Career Metropolitan High School. The development team is made up of the Chicago Housing Authority, Pennrose Properties, Hunt Companies, Imagine Group, and a Cabrini-Green resident group, with JGMA serving as the architect.
The Committee on Housing and Real Estate has approved the initial funding for the renovation of the Island Terrace Apartments building at 6430 S Stony Island Drive in Woodlawn. Located near the intersection with E 65th Street and a few blocks south of the future Obama Presidential Center, the tower will receive significant updates under its new owner. That owner being the Preservation Of Affordable Housing (POAH) who is working with an undisclosed architect on the project at the moment.