Site prep and caisson work is now visible for a new five-story educational building at 900 W Taylor Street, located near the southern edge of The University of Illinois Chicago‘s main campus. Known as the UIC Computer Design Research and Learning Center (CDRLC), the new 135,000-square-foot facility will cling to an existing mid-century building that houses various engineering departments and research centers.
The Committee on Zoning has approved the rezoning of an existing convent into a residential development on 1218 W Lexington Street in Little Italy. The three-story convent will go from a RT-4 residential two-flat, townhouse, and multi-unit district to B2-3 neighborhood mixed-district which will allow developer Honore Properties LLC to convert the existing space into apartments near Vernon Park. The building is bound by W Lexington Street to the south and a secondary building of the nearby Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, Chicago’s oldest continuing Italian American Church.
Demolition permits have been issued for a trio of masonry buildings, ranging from one to two stories, under the address 1019 W Polk Street in Little Italy. Demolition at this site will help clear the way for a new three-story residential building to be addressed as 1021 W Polk Street.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building located at 1021 W Polk Street in Little Italy. Polk Building LLC is the developer, whose plans include five total units, as well as a rooftop deck and stair enclosure and a rear concrete parking pad with five spaces.
Earlier this month, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for a planned five-story educational building, located at 900 W Taylor Street at The University of Illinois Chicago‘s main campus. Officially known as the UIC Computer Design, Research and Learning Center, the project’s footprint will replace a former parking lot, while attaching to the existing Engineering Research Facility. At 135,000 square feet, this new addition will provide students and faculty with 15 classrooms, 35 labs, and supplementary spaces such as student affairs offices and an undergraduate learning and community center.