Updated plans have been revealed for a new educational building at 2633 W Addison Street in Roscoe Village. Located on the intersection with N Rockwell Street bound by the North Branch of the Chicago River to the west and Clark Park to the south and east, the project is re-utilizing the existing daycare building on the site. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is behind the project that’ll serve four-year-old students addressing the current Pre-K needs in the area, while adding capacity inline with the city’s goal of offering universal Pre-K across all neighborhoods.
Initial Tax Increment Financing (TIF) approval has been granted for the new location of the TimeLine Theater Company at 5033 N Broadway in Uptown. Located just north of the intersection with W Argyle Street, near the CTA Red Line Argyle station which is undergoing renovation, the new arts center will utilize the bones of an existing five-story building while erecting a new facade. The theater itself is developing its new home which received City Council approval late last year and has been owned by the company since 2018, TimeLine is working with local architecture firm HGA on the design that borrows elements from the current structure.
Foundation work is progressing for the University of Illinois Chicago’s new computer science building, set to rise five stories at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy. Known as the Computer Design Research and Learning Center, this five-story structure will attach to UIC’s existing Science and Engineering Labs building while adding 135,000 square feet of new programming.
Recent photos show structural work now rising above grade for University of Illinois Chicago‘s planned five-story computer science wing, known as the Computer Design Research And Learning Center. With work having commenced this past summer, the structure is set to replace a former parking lot at Little Italy‘s 900 W Taylor Street. This curvy addition will attach directly to the existing UIC Science and Engineering Labs building, while offering more than 135,00 square of new programming.
The seven winners of the We Rise Together grant have been announced across the south and west sides in predominantly Black and Latino communities. The $6.7 million grant is the result of a program from the Chicago Community Trust that began in 2020 as the pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and is aimed at assisting the areas recover. Learning from the recession, the winners range from small businesses to new construction representing the resilience of all Chicago’s neighborhoods.