A permit has been approved for an exterior renovation project at 8300 S St. Louis Avenue, the site of the Ashburn Community Elementary School in the Ashburn neighborhood. The permit is slated for various improvements, including a new artificial turf play lot, playground equipment, landscape and paving enhancements, a new trash enclosure, and a street-side fence. The listed owner of the project is the Chicago Public Schools.
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Pasteur Elementary School has secured a renovation permit at 5825 S Kostner Avenue in West Elsdon. The project includes significant exterior improvements such as installing an artificial turf play lot, new playground equipment, improved accessibility features, a trash enclosure, and landscape and paving upgrades.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a new school structure at 8231 S South Shore Drive in South Chicago. Located just north of the intersection with E 83rd Street near Steelworks Park and Rainbow Beach, the proposal will replace a handful of smaller multi-story buildings as well as renovate the former St. Michaels School building. The school will serve as the new home for EPIC Academy which currently operates down the street and is developing the project designed by local firm JGMA.
Updated plans have been revealed for a new educational building at 2633 W Addison Street in Roscoe Village. Located on the intersection with N Rockwell Street bound by the North Branch of the Chicago River to the west and Clark Park to the south and east, the project is re-utilizing the existing daycare building on the site. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is behind the project that’ll serve four-year-old students addressing the current Pre-K needs in the area, while adding capacity inline with the city’s goal of offering universal Pre-K across all neighborhoods.
The Chicago Fire Football Club has proposed to construct a performance center at 5501 W Fullerton Avenue in Belmont Cragin. Located on the grounds of Hanson Park, the site is bound by W Fullerton Avenue, W Grand Avenue, N Long Avenue, and N Central Avenue. The community garden and adjacent schools will remain.