The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development at 2700 N Pine Grove Avenue in Lincoln Park. Located near the intersection with W Wrightwood Avenue near the Elks National Memorial and Headquarters as well as Lincoln Park’s North Pond, the project will restore the existing domed church building on the site with a large addition built over its current surface parking lot. The developer is the church itself, the Second Church of Christ Scientist Chicago which has seen dwindling congregation numbers thus the decision to move forward with the addition designed by local design firm Booth Hansen Architects.
Zoning variances have now been approved for a seven-story mixed-use development at 3440 N Broadway in Lakeview East. Formerly occupied by a two story parking facility, the project site is located directly south of Optima’s now-complete Optima Lakeview.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the mixed-use development at 210 N Morgan Street in the West Loop. Located just north of the intersection with W Lake Street, near the CTA Green Line Morgan station, the project will replace a surface parking lot and one-story garage and shop building. Developer New Castle is working with local architecture firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture on the tiered building bringing more height to the ever-growing neighborhood.
This week, EQ Office announced the completion of Willis Tower’s $500 million makeover spanning from its base to pinnacle. Bookending Chicago’s skyline in the southwest corner of The Loop, the 108-story Chicago icon has received extensive renovations to both its public and private spaces. A three-story podium known as Catalog has also been constructed, wrapping around all four sides of the skyscraper’s base.
An official opening ceremony has been held for the new mixed-use development at 2602 N Emmett Street in Logan Square. Located on the intersection with W Kedzie Avenue, the completed project replaced a vacant parking lot adjacent to the CTA Blue Line Logan Square station. Becoming the first Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) in the city, it was developed by local non-profit Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation who operates now over 2,000 affordable units across the city. Their team partnered with Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects who are well known for their work on multiple affordable buildings as well.