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.
At the southwest corner of Streeterville, facade scaffolding can be seen directly north of Tribune Tower at 160 E Illinois Street. Originally built in 2007 at 26 stories, the building known as “Avenue East” contains a total of 130 condominium units. The edifice offers a postmodern aesthetic with a mix of metal paneling, concrete, and glass.
The Chicago City Council has approved rezoning for a new residential development at 517 W 119th Street in West Pullman. Located on the southwest corner with S Normal Avenue, the new building will replace a vacant lot next to a small one-story structure. The rezoning from B1-1 Neighborhood Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District will allow developer West Pullman LLC to proceed with the HED Architects-designed affordable housing apartment building.
The Committee on Zoning has approved the residential rezoning for an existing building at 4927 North Claremont Avenue in Lincoln Square. The vacant building, which used to be the Saint Matthias Parish Convent, will be rezoned from RS-3 Residential Single-Unit to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District, with new interiors designed by Jonathan Splitt Architects. The two-story with a basement and attic building sits directly behind Saint Matthias Church on the northeast corner with W Ainslie Street.
Initial plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1300 W Carroll Avenue in the West Loop. The site on the northwest corner with N Elizabeth Street was once home to the ADM flour mill which developer Sterling Bay recently demolished after acquiring it for $25 million in 2020. Working with designers SOM, the new design is an update from the conceptual placeholder we had seen previously as a part of the 1200 W Carroll development, and is nearby other major projects such as 400 N Elizabeth and the recently started 160 N Elizabeth.