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Zoning Application Submitted For Galleria 89 In South Chicago

The Chicago City Council has received the application for the mixed-use development at 8840 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Dubbed Galleria 89, the Invest South/West project was the winner of a 2021 request for proposals and was recently approved by the Plan Commission as well. Developer 548 Capital is leading the project that will preserve an existing structure while adding affordable housing designed by Rivetna Architecture and Farr Associates.

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Lawson House. Photo by Jack Crawford

Facade Restoration and New Stair Towers Progress at Lawson House in Near North Side

Exterior work continues to progress on the Victor F. Lawson House, a historic 24-story building at 30 W Chicago Avenue in the Near North Side. Originally designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond and completed in 1931, the former YMCA will be transformed by developer Holsten Real Estate into 408 affordable studio apartments. Since the last article on the project, structural work for the new fire egress and elevator towers has taken shape, while windows and facade restorations continue.

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Plan Commission Approves Galleria 89 In South Chicago

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development dubbed Galleria 89 at 8840 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Located on the northwest corner with E 89th Street, the project is one of the winners of the 2021 Invest South/West requests for proposals and will preserve one of the existing structures on site. Developer 548 Capital is leading the team with Rivetna Architecture and Farr Associates both working on its design.

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