A new permit was issued this week for the construction of a four-story mixed-use construction located at 3612 N Cicero Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Flavius Schiopu and plans indicate there will be retail on the first floor, and three total units spread across the remaining floors. Each of the units will be outfitted with a rear open porch, and the building will have a three-vehicle parking pad.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a residential building at 6334 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Located just east of the intersection with N Narragansett Avenue, the new project will replace an existing vacant parking lot once utilized by the adjacent Garden Terrace Banquets. Developer ERG Real Estate LLC has teamed up with local design firm Leader Architects on the masonry-clad structure.
The Chicago City Council has approved the financing for multiple small-improvement projects of various Chicago Park District properties across the city. A majority of the funds will come from various Tax Increment Financing districts, which are often supported by fees from developers. Many city parks are dealing with aging facilities while handling the demand for open space over the last two years. The investments will affect eight city parks, with six of the smaller projects being as follows:
Demolition work can be seen at the site of the former Sears department store, situated at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Under development by Novak Construction, this initial work will clear the way for a mixed-use transformation. Estimated to cost $90 million, this massive undertaking is another piece of a broader effort to enliven the six corners commercial node. Just across the street, work is progressing rapidly for a 10-story senior living and retail development known as Clarendale Six Corners.
Structural work is taking shape at 3936 N Milwaukee Avenue in Portage Park, where GW Properties has planned a two-story medical office building. This new building, which will replace a former parking lot, will also come with a total of 60 parking spaces.