The Chicago Plan Commission has approved renovations to the Shedd Aquarium in The Loop. The Shedd, located at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive, is part of the larger Chicago Museum Campus which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2030. In honor of this occasion, the Shedd Aquarium is planning work as part of its Centennial Commitment, a $500 million plan to improve physical facilities as well as programmatic content.
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The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 2700 N Pine Grove Avenue in Lincoln Park. Located near the intersection with W Wrightwood Avenue near the Elks National Memorial and Headquarters as well as Lincoln Park’s North Pond, the project will restore the existing domed church building on the site with a large addition built over its current surface parking lot. The developer is the church itself, the Second Church of Christ Scientist Chicago which has seen dwindling congregation numbers thus the decision to move forward with the addition designed by local design firm Booth Hansen Architects.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new residential development at 438 W Saint James Place in Lincoln Park. Located just west of the intersection with N Lakeview Avenue near Lincoln Park and the lake, the new project will replace an existing stone-clad two-flat and hug the adjacent 13-story mid-rise. The unique proposal come to us from developer St. James Interest, LLC and is one of the two developments presented for Lincoln Park this month, bringing more density to the neighborhood which has seen plenty of population growth without much housing built.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new residential development at 5356 N Sheridan Road in Edgewater. Located on the southwest corner with W Balmoral Avenue, the new project will replace an existing two-story house most recently holding the Wing Hoe Restaurant and its surrounding parking lot. Arkansas-based developer Tempus Group Holding, LLC is working with 2R/Z Architecture on the design for the lakefront-adjacent lot that recently changed hands from its original developer, MCZ, who proposed a similarly dense building back in 2018.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved updated plans for the residential development at 1805 N Hamlin Avenue in Logan Square. Located right off of the westernmost edge of the 606 trail, the new project replaces a one-story masonry-clad industrial building at the nexus of Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Hermosa. Dubbed Encuentro Square, developer Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) is working with Canopy Architecture and Site Design Group on the project, which has received some edits from the last time YIMBY reported on the design.