A local sculptor from the Ravenswood neighborhood is gaining city-wide attention for her quirky and precise replicas. Dubbed by some in the arts community as “the Bungalow Lady,” Katie Lauffenburger has been turning heads and stealing hearts with her unique constructions. Lauffenburger crafts from the freshly founded Wonder City Studio where she is building one-of-a-kind 10-inch replicas of Chicago homes.
Construction permits were recently issued for a four-story residential development at 4733 N Wolcott Avenue in Ravenswood. FEPH-Highland Park LLC is the listed owner, who plans 112 total units and 67 parking spaces. The structure is set to replace a former parking lot and two-story brick commercial building, and is the third installment of a three-part development that is bound by Wolcott, Lawrence, and Ravenswood Avenues. While the first sub-area is a now-complete single-story bank, the second planned development received permits earlier this month under the same developer, architect, and general contractor.
Zoning has been approved for an adaptive reuse development at 4046 N Hermitage Avenue in Ravenswood. Located along N Hermitage Avenue, the project site is located between W Irving Park Road and W Belle Plaine Avenue. A vacant industrial warehouse building currently occupies the site. 4046 N Hermitage LLC is the developer in charge of the project.
Renderings have been revealed for a mixed-use development at 4939 N Damen Avenue in Ravenswood. Located on an interior lot along N Damen Avenue, the site lies between W Ainslie Street and W Argyle Street. SNS Realty Group is the developer behind the project.
Construction permits have been issued for a four-story residential building at 4854 N Damen Avenue, located in Ravenswood. The owner, filed under PFH Homes, is planning three total units. Additional components include a basement and a three-car garage with a rooftop deck.