The Chicago City Council has approved the commercial project at 5201 S Wabash Avenue in Washington Park. Located just north of the intersection with E 51st Street, the project is part of a 2021 Invest South/West RFP and has been in the works since YIMBY first reported on it in early 2022. This winning proposal comes to us from developer Urban Equities and is designed by local firms TnS Studio and SmithGroup with whom YIMBY had the pleasure of speaking with last summer on the proposal.
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The Chicago City Council has approved the residential development at 4642 N Magnolia Avenue in Uptown. Located just south of the intersection with W Leland Avenue near the St. Boniface Cemetery, the project will sit on a lot that has sat vacant since 2014 when the previous house on it was demolished. Now developer Finan Development Corp is moving forward with their plans designed by local-firm Laszlo Simovic Architects.
The Chicago City Council has approved the residential development at 453-455 W Briar Place in Lake View East. Located on a quiet one-way street near the intersection with N Broadway, the building will replace a pair of single-family homes built in the early 1900s. News on the project broke back in December as it brought in a unique design language not often seen in newer developments, this was led by SGW Architecture who is contracted by the site’s developer GVP Development.
The Chicago City Council has approved the residential conversion of the industrial building at 1600 S Laflin Street in Pilsen. Located on the southwest corner with W 16th Street next to rail lines famous for the street art along their base, the project will revitalize the vacant foundry structure that stretches almost the full length of the block. Chicago-based developer RP Fox and Associates is leading the proposal along with Mayer Jeffers Gillespie Architects working on its design.
Initial plans have been approved for a new program to revitalize the retail scene along LaSalle Street in The Loop. Riding the wave from the recently announced bids for the city’s LaSalle Street Reimagined initiative, the new program looks to address the vast amount of vacant retail and commercial spaces fronting the once-packed street. Introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the program will tap into local TIF’s and serve the same area bound by W Washington Street to the north and W Van Buren Street to the south.