The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the residential development at 2548 S Federal Street in Douglas. Known as the SL Solar Lofts, the project will rehabilitate the existing Rapid Roller Company factory built in 1928 as well as expand it vertically to allow for more residences. Having exchanged owners this past spring for $3.5 million, its new owners and developer 548 Capital have partnered with local architects Gregory Ramon Design Studio on the updated design.
An official groundbreaking has been held for the mixed-use development at 1134 S Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District. Located near the intersection with W Roosevelt Road, it replaces an existing surface parking lot belonging to one of the developers. That being the Chicago Lighthouse, a local non-profit, who is partnering with Brinshore Development and Landon Bone Baker Architects on the first-of-its-kind building.
New details have been revealed for the groundbreaking of the mixed-use development at 1245 W Fulton Market Street in the West Loop. Located on the intersection with N Elizabeth Street, the new structure replaces a group of empty lots and snakes around an existing art gallery that will remain. West Loop stalwarts Sterling Bay have teamed up with Colorado-based Ascentris, the same team as 160 N Morgan Street, to co-develop the property being designed by local firm Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture.
Initial details have been revealed for the residential conversion of the Our Lady Lourdes Convent at 4637 N Ashland Avenue in Uptown. Located just north of the intersection with W Wilson Avenue and across the street from the namesake church, the plan will bring new life to the vacant structure similar to other conversions seen for old congregation buildings across the city. Its new owner has tapped local architects Pappageorge Haymes on the design of the new interiors and exterior repairs.
Final exterior work is now underway for the 33-story residential tower at 354 N Union Avenue in Fulton River District. The glassy 410-foot-tall edifice is being developed by Onni, and will ultimately yield 373 new apartment residences. These units range in size from 400-square-foot studios up to 1,600-square-foot penthouses.