The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new roastery and cafe at 3110 N Kedzie Avenue in Avondale. Located just north of the intersection with W Barry Avenue right off of the Kennedy Expressway, the shop would repurpose the existing one-story masonry structure that currently houses the Olde Chicago Antiques store. Local business Metric Coffee is behind the plan that has been in motion for a few months with local design firm En-Masse Architecture, previously known as Mike Shively Architecture, on the new outpost.
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The Chicago City Council has approved the adaptive reuse of the All Saints St. Anthony Church at 518 W 28th Place in Bridgeport. Located on the corner with S Wallace Street, the multi-building complex will see new life as a child and adult daycare facility led by developer T2 Opportunity Fund LLC with Vari Architects LTD serving as the designers of the new interior spaces.
The Chicago City Council has approved the pedestrian designation of part of N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, as well as a new bill has been introduced establishing the Polish Heritage Corridor on the same road. Both measures are aimed at changing the way developments are built on the quickly changing road while also preserving its human scale and historical importance. The pedestrian designation will be similar to the same recently approved plan for Fulton Market, while the bill was recently introduced this year by Rep. Delia Ramirez.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning of an existing development at 6111 N Lincoln Avenue in West Ridge. Located on the intersection with N McCormick Boulevard, just west of the north branch of the Chicago River, the rezoning would allow for further development of the shopping plaza with residential units. Developer Newport Capital looks to combat the rise in vacancies of retail spaces by pivoting the 70-year-old plaza’s purpose.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential building at 6334 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Located just east of the intersection with N Narragansett Avenue, the new project will replace an existing vacant parking lot once utilized by the adjacent Garden Terrace Banquets. Developer ERG Real Estate LLC has teamed up with local design firm Leader Architects on the masonry-clad structure.