A groundbreaking has been held for the affordable housing project at 401 N Monticello Avenue in East Garfield Park. Dubbed the Conservatory Apartments, the structure will be located just north of the train tracks and the namesake Garfield Park Conservatory. It is replacing a vacant surface parking lot once used by the now closed Laura Ward Elementary School directly across the street. The project is being led by the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation (IHDC) and was designed by Michigan-based HED Architecture.
The Chicago City Council has approved the mixed-use development at 835 W Addison Street in Lakeview East. Located just west of the intersection with N Halsted Street directly across the street from the Chicago Police Department building, the new structure will replace brick-clad Lakeview Lutheran Church currently occupying the site. A collaboration between the church itself and the Over The Rainbow Association are developing the project which is being designed by local architecture firm Weese Langley Weese.
Updated plans have been revealed for the mixed-use development at 1338 W Lake Street in the West Loop. Originally announced via a zoning application in September 2022, the new structure will be located on the northeast corner with N Ada Street bound by the CTA tracks to the south while replacing a multi-story industrial structure currently occupying the lot. Developer Cedar Street Companies is working with local architecture firm SCB on its design located on the western edge of the expanding neighborhood.
Permits have been issued for an upcoming mixed-use development at 2934 W Medill Avenue in Logan Square. Located just west of the intersection with N Milwaukee Avenue, the upcoming proposal will replace a long-term vacant lot bound by a public alley, the CTA Blue Line tracks, and a parking lot popular with local skaters. Developer Wilmot Properties is working with Chicago-based designers Hanna Architects who is known for their smaller scale projects across the north side.
Building permits have been issued for one of the first group of buildings from the mayor’s Invest South/West initiative at 757 and 838 W 79th Street in Auburn Gresham. Located predominantly around the intersection with S Halsted Street, the two-structure project will replace two vacant lots, one of which has sat empty for over 10 years. Developer Evergreen Imagine is working with the award-winning local firm Ross Barney Architects and Nia Architects on the design.