The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a mixed-use project at 1800 W Berenice Avenue in North Center. Located on the intersection with N Ravenswood Avenue, the site is currently occupied by a two-story building housing a small theater group and is bound by CTA tracks to the west and Metra tracks to the east. Landrosh Development is the firm behind the project with Sullivan Goulette Wilson Architects working on the design which received zoning approval last year.
The Chicago City Council has approved the redevelopment and land-use agreement for The Covent Hotel mixed-use renovation at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Located on the corner with W Drummond Place just a few blocks from the lake, the proposal would reconvert the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) property into affordable studios led by the National Historic Preservation (NHP) Foundation. The approval would also allow for city funds to be distributed to NHP to fulfill the conversion that has been in the works since 2019.
Construction is drawing to a close for a four-story residential building at 4937 N Winthrop Avenue in Uptown. Variable Properties LLC is the project developer, whose plans consist of seven total condominium units. Prior to this development, the parcel was occupied by a three-story masonry residence.
Exterior work is in full swing for 1118 W Patterson Avenue, a four-story residential building in Wrigleyville. The developer is Patterson Green LLC, a subsidiary of Repak Real Estate Development. The scope of this project includes total of 18 condominium units, two of which will designated as affordable. The unit layouts are for the most part standard, save for one major outlier. Nine units are one-bedrooms, falling between 598 and 910 square feet. Another eight are two-bedrooms between 782 and 1,479 square feet. The 18th unit will be a single residential unit occupying the entirety of the fourth floor and encompassing 6,252 square feet. The exact bedroom count for this final condo could not be discerned from planning documents.
Structural work has now passed the ninth floor for the 41-story residential tower known as The Reed, located directly north of River City Apartments in South Loop. Under the address 234 W Polk Street, this new high rise is part of a large master plan known as Southbank. With Lendlease as the developer, this scheme includes the completed development “The Cooper” adjacently west, alongside a host of new public park spaces. Future plans include a pair of towers roughly the same height as The Reed, connected by a podium at their base.