As previously reported “We Will Chicago” is the first citywide initiative of its kind since the “1966 Comprehensive Plan.” We Will’s efforts are still evolving, but the three-year citywide planning initiative prioritizes equity, resiliency, and engagement to create an inclusive vision for the future of Chicago. The program is hosting the virtual series with the goal to increase vibrancy throughout Chicago, by looking at models and practices brought about by global thought leaders.
Chicago City Council
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning bid for the upcoming development at 5050 S Prairie Avenue in Grand Boulevard. As previously reported, the site is located at the corner of S Prairie Avenue and E 51st Street, and the project is made up of multiple lots, both privately-owned lots and city-owned along 5036-5044 S Prairie Avenue. The development is led by KLY Development. This project will replace vacant land as well as an unused building near the intersection.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of 2820 N Elston Avenue in Avondale. The site is located at the intersection of W Diversey Avenue, N Elston Avenue, and N Western Avenue. The existing property is a one-story masonry building. The developer for this build is Reinventive Real Estate, and the proposal states that the future build will replace the current building.
The Chicago City Council has approved a residential development at 4137-4139 N Western Avenue in North Center. Located just north of the intersection with W Irving Park Road, the new structure would replace two existing three-story mixed-use buildings, one of which houses the developers office on the ground floor. Developer 4137 Western LLC, a product of the Khan Group, is behind the project and will be relocating their custom homes business out of the current property.
The Chicago City Council has approved a new residential development at 2414 N Sawyer Avenue in Logan Square. Located just north of the intersection with W Fullerton Avenue, the new project replaces a vacant lot adjacent to a historical courtyard building behind the Social Security Administration office. Developer P3 Properties is working with local design firm McGrath Architects on the new building, which will mark an end to the over 50 years that the site has remained empty.