Initial plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 2344 S Princeton Avenue in Chinatown. Located on the southwest corner with W 23rd Place, the new building will replace a 12,500-square-foot vacant lot that once held a few residential structures in the growing area. The team behind the project is Bridgeport-native Shengs Hautin LLC with locally based-Lucid Engineering Services working on its design, both companies are minority owned.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the Adopt-a-Landmark Fund for the Pui Tak Center at 2216 S Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown. Located just south of the intersection with W Cermak Road near the Chinatown Gate, the multi-story structure has been an anchor for the surrounding community for decades. Originally built for On Leong Merchants Association in 1928, it was designed by architects Christian S. Michaelsen and Sigurd A. Rognstad in an Orientalism-style.
Construction permits have been issued for a two-story Buddhist educational center and temple located at 2251 S Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown.
Full construction permits have been issued for a new three-story residential building located at 218 W 24th Street in Chinatown. Owned and under development by Victor Kuo of Kuo Construction Inc, the planned structure will house three total residences, a basement for tenant storage, and three on-grade parking spaces. Chicago YIMBY reported on this project last December, when demolition permits were issued for the previously occupying frame residential building.
Photos show the near-complete construction of a five-story addition to an existing two-story building, located at 2353 S Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown. The project owner and developer, ME Wentworth LLC led by Che Mei Wong, has renovated the original two-story retail structure, while adding 149 rooms in a new four-floor hotel portion. An additional seventh-floor residential component appears to be in the works, which will include a single 3,000-square-foot penthouse unit.