The Chicago Community Development Commission has approved the land-sale for The Sankofa Village Wellness Center at 4301-4329 W Madison Street in West Garfield Park. Located on the southwestern corner with S Kildare Avenue a few blocks west of Garfield Park itself, the proposal will replace a vacant lot and a handful of existing buildings as well. Developer The Community Builders Inc. proposed the greater Sankofa Wellness Village project last year designed by local-firm Moody Nolan.
New funding has been announced for the Muddy Waters MOJO Museum at 4337 S Lake Park Avenue in North Kenwood. Located near the intersection with E 43rd Street in the changing area, the Muddy Waters Original Jam Out Museum (MOJO) will restore the former home of the famed musician and the vacant lot adjacent to it. The project is being led by Muddy’s great granddaughter Chandra Cooper with local firm BauerLatoza working on its design.
The Arts Lawn is an upcoming park project by Arts + Public Life (APL) aiming to provide a space for new events and gathering in the Washington Park neighborhood. The one-acre property, which was formerly an empty grass lot, is now in the final stages of completion.
Work is progressing on the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, with the main tower now reaching around one-third of its final height. The Obama Foundation is overseeing the development of this complex, set to include three public buildings: a museum, a forum building, and a new library branch.
A courtesy presentation has been given to the Plan Commission on the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at 1519 S Wells Street in The 78. The mega-development sits just west of the South Loop and recently completed the Wells-Wentworth connector, this much needed piece of infrastructure will allow for the project to start constructing buildings. The first of these will be the DPI led by Illinois Capital Development Board and Related Midwest with architecture firms OMA and Jacobs working on its design.