New permits were issued on Friday for an upcoming three-story masonry building located at 4611 S St. Lawrence Avenue in Grand Boulevard. The permit indicates that this project will involve three units, each outfitted with an open steel deck at the building’s rear. The floors will be connected by an egress stair that opens on a concrete patio on the ground floor. There will reportedly be a private roof deck and an accompanying three-vehicle frame garage on site. The lot is currently vacant and neighbors several recent developments.
Permits have been issued for a new three-story residential building to be located at 5948 S Prairie Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The owner is listed as Roz Holdings LLC and plans indicate this project will house three units, each outfitted with a rear porch. The permits include a detached three-vehicle garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.
The Chicago City Council has approved a new mixed-use medical facility at 4800 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located on the corner with E 48th Street, the new structure replaces a vacant lot and brings a much needed service to an area which has suffered from years of disinvestment in public health. The project is being developed by Northwestern Medicine with local firms Lamar Johnson Collaborative and Brook Architecture working on its design.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the Adopt-a-Landmark Fund for the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church at 4501 S Vincennes Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located on the intersection with E 45th Street, the historical church is credited as being the birthplace of Gospel music and a long term stalwart of the local community. Under a new pastor, the church hopes to see a renaissance as it uses the money for the restoration of the Dankmar Adler designed synagogue, originally built for the Isaiah Temple congregation.
The Chicago Community Development Commission has approved the sale and redevelopment of the existing structure at 5021 S Wabash Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located just north of the intersection with E 51st Street, the proposal will expand the small streets and sanitation facility into a new culinary center. Developer Urban Equities won the city’s RFP earlier this year and has teamed up with local architecture firm SmithGroup on the restoration and modern design of the new elements.