The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use development located at 37 S Sangamon Street in West Loop. Located across from Mary Bartelme Park, the project site is a corner lot at the intersection of S Sangamon Street and W Monroe Street. Fern Hill is the developer behind the proposal.
Exterior walls are now above grade for a five-story residential building at 5440 N Sheridan Road in the Edgewater neighborhood. Cedar St. Companies is the developer behind the new construction, with plans for 78 apartments. Unit layouts will comprise of 72 traditional studios and one- and two-bedroom apartment layouts, several of which will have attached terraces. The remaining six residences will be integrated two-story townhouses with three bedrooms each and street-level access.
Demolition permits have been issued for a three-story masonry building at 1936 W Crystal Street in Wicker Park. Luke Bakalar is the listed owner of the multi-unit structure, whose replacement plans have not yet been revealed. The lot’s current zoning designation is RT-4, which allows for two-flats, townhouses, low-density apartment buildings, and single family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.2, whereby any new building may have a square footage up to 1.2 times that of the containing property.
Cladding is nearing completion for a five-story mixed-use building at 4806 N Magnolia Avenue in Uptown. Dubbed “The Balaban” after the owners behind the adjacent Uptown Theatre, the project is behind developed by JAB Real Estate and will replace a former parking lot. Programming will yield ground-level retail and 54 apartments on the four upper floors. Of the 54 units, 10 will be studios. Parking will offer 27 surface spaces located in the rear.
With the construction hoist now disassembled, final exterior work is wrapping up at Tandem Partners‘ Avra West Loop, located at 1125 W Van Buren Street. The 20-story mixed-use building will yield 198 apartments atop ground-level retail.