Facade work and installation are now underway for Casa Durango, a five-story mixed-use building at 1850 S Racine Avenue in Pilsen. The developer, known as The Resurrection Project, has planned for 1,610 square feet of retail and 37 affordable residential units. In order for the development to proceed, the site was re-zoned in 2019 from B3-2 Community Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. As part of a broader 53-unit affordable housing plan, the developer is also building an additional 16 units nearby at 2008 S Ashland Avenue.
This week, YIMBY toured the construction site at 1400 S Wabash Avenue, which will give rise to a 30-story mixed-use high rise in South Loop. Developed by CMK Companies, the 305-foot-tall tower will add to South Loop’s growing skyline cluster, alongside the 768-foot-tall 1000M apartment building that’s rising nearby.
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.