The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a mixed-use development at 812 W Adams Street in Greektown. Located on the corner with S Halsted Street, the lot is currently occupied by a one-story structure that once held the Greek staples of Santorini and Pegasus restaurants and a small parking lot. Developer Luxe Suites Chicago LLC has teamed up with local design firm Axios Architects on the project that required two approvals from the board.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of a mixed-used development at 201 S Kedzie Avenue in East Garfield Park. The project dubbed ‘Garfield Green’ recently received its Plan Commission approval and will be located across two empty lots on the corner with S Fifth Avenue and split into two phases. Developer Preservation of Affordable Housing worked with Perkins + Will as well as Nia Architects on the design which takes height cues from the adjacent Marshall Metro High School.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has recently approved the site plan for a new residential development at 1323 S Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District. Located on the northeast corner with W Hastings Street, the project replaces a vacant lot at the southern edge of the larger district. Although no developer was listed, the building’s design comes from local firm Pappageorge Haymes and its site plan approval indicates it will not have to seek a Plan Commission approval.
Work has begun on a 15-story condominium building known as Embry, located at 21 N May Street in West Loop. The 207-foot-tall boutique tower will replace a pair of previously demolished masonry buildings along the relatively quiet May Street, just north of the busier Madison Street intersection. Given its height, the tower would have ranked 24th in Chicago YIMBY’s 2021 countdown of tallest construction developments.
Updated details have been revealed for a new residential expansion to an existing building at 3150 N Racine Avenue in Lakeview. Located on the southwest corner with W Belmont Avenue, the existing building is owned and operated by Mercy Housing as supportive apartments. Developer Belray Limited has tapped local designer Landon Bone Baker for the expansion to the affordable housing project that will replace the adjoining parking lot with added units.