The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the final landmark status for the Puerto Rican flag markers along W Division Street in Humboldt Park. Located on the east and west extents of what is known as Paseo Boricua, considered the most-densely commercialized Puerto Rican business district in the US, the flags serve as a visual reminder of the area’s heritage in the recent decades. Originally proposed by community leaders, the markers found at the intersections with N Mozart Street and N Artesian Avenue were designed by local firm DeStefano & Partners, and were unveiled to the public on Three Kings day in 1995.
Commission on Chicago Landmarks
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the final certification for tax incentives for the Chicago & North Western Railway Office Building at 226 W Jackson Boulevard in the heart of downtown The Loop. The historical building recently went through a full rehab converting it into a dual-flag Hilton hotel, located on the corner of Jackson Boulevard and S Franklin Street. The approval grants the project a Class L Property Tax Incentive which will provide it with tax breaks for the next 12 years.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved preliminary landmark status to the Puerto Rican flag markers located along W Division Street in Humboldt Park. Bookending a stretch of the road known for its Puerto Rican heritage, population, and businesses, the easternmost flag stands near the intersection with N Artesian Avenue and the westernmost at the intersection with N Mozart Street. The designation is a big win in the path towards fully becoming landmarks that will unlock maintenance funding and historical plaques.
Initial details have been revealed for the redevelopment of the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center at 513 W Fullerton Avenue in Lincoln Park. The plans which will be discussed at an upcoming community meeting depict the potential future of the multi-lot site occupied by the 1967-built masonry-clad structures. Developer Henry Street Partners LLC has tapped local design firm Wheeler Kearns Architects for the subdivision master planning and design of the one multi-unit structure.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the partial demolition of an existing historical industrial building for an upcoming mixed-use development at 210 N Aberdeen Street in the West Loop. Located just south of the intersection with W Fulton Street, the demolition approval allows the greater high-rise project to proceed forward with its approval process. Developer LG Development Group is working with local firm NORR.