Caisson work can now be seen at 513 S Damen Avenue, the site of a planned 22-story mixed-use tower in the Illinois Medical District. Plans for the 230-foot-tall tower indicate 1,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 279 apartments on the upper floors. The construction is replacing a former surface parking lot at the northwest corner of the block bound by Damen Avenue, Congress Parkway, Ogden Avenue, and Harrison Street.
Rezoning has been approved by the Chicago City Council for a new mixed-use development at 2913 W Belmont Avenue in Avondale. Replacing a single-story home, the lot is near the intersection of W Belmont Avenue and N Francisco Avenue and is being privately developed. The existing home is popular with neighbors with its deep setbacks creating the rare front yard in the city that frames the ivy-covered three-flat next door.
Exterior walls have begun installation at The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story mixed-use building that recently topped out in the Illinois Medical District. Located at 2050 W Ogden Avenue, the project is set to yield 161 rental units atop ground-level retail. Of these apartments, 17 will be designated as affordable and target toward union workers such as nurses, healthcare technicians, healthcare workers, and firefighters.
Rezoning for a new mixed-use project has been approved by the Committee on Zoning at 5416 W Belmont Avenue in Belmont Cragin. The project involves the gutting and remodeling of an existing retail building and adding a new two-story residential addition above. The site is bound by a public alley to the north, a parking lot to the east and a one-story car wash to the east. The expanded design is being completed by local architecture firm IR Design Firm.
Developer Shapack Partners has revealed initial plans for a new mixed-use development at 1353 W Fulton Street in the West Loop. The high-rise joins a variety of new residential buildings proposed and built north of Lake Street and will sit on the southwest corner of W Fulton Street and N Ada Street replacing a one-story existing building and its attached parking lot. Directly east of the new West End Fulton office building, the tower will allow current tenants to continue operations on the site until mid-next year, this includes the leasing office for the nearby 1400 W Randolph residential tower.