Revised plans have been revealed for the Auburn Gresham Invest South/West proposal to the Committee on Design. Split into two sites at 757 W 79th Street and 838 W 79th Street, developers Evergreen Real Estate and Imagine Group have teamed up with Ross Barney Architects and Nia Architects to revise the previously single site project to its new iteration. The project is one of the winners announced this spring from a 2020 RFP of the growing Invest South/West initiative and will offer affordable residential units to the neighborhood.
The Committee on Zoning has approved the rezoning for a new mixed-use development at 3401 W Ogden Avenue in North Lawndale. Developer East Lake Management & Development Co. filed to rezone from Planned Development 833 to Residential Planned Development, partnering with local design firm JGMA on the project which will replace an existing parking lot with a small basketball court on the corner with S Homan Avenue.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved plans for a mixed-use affordable housing development at 201 S Kedzie Avenue in East Garfield Park. Developer Preservation of Affordable Housing has partnered with Perkins+Will and Nia Architects to bring the two-building project to life as the winners of the C40 Reinventing Cities competition. The multi-phase development will replace two empty city-owned lots on the intersection with W 5th Avenue, across the street from Marshall Metro High School.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential development at 3350 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. Located just south of the corner with W Roscoe Street, developer 3350 N Ashland LLC plans to demolish the existing two-story masonry commercial building built in 1988 and has sat vacant for multiple years. With 31,348 households within a mile of the lot with a yearly median income of $115,753, the developers hope to tap into the housing boom currently seen in the city.
Three new winners of the city’s Invest South/West initiative have been announced by the mayor in Humboldt Park and South Shore. The three winners are located at 3601 W Chicago Avenue and 4000 W North Avenue in 2908 E 79th Street in South Shore. All together the three proposals represent a $126 million investment in the neighborhoods aimed at increasing the quality of life, adding equitable affordable housing while joining a list of seven past winners of the two-year-old program that are set to break ground soon.