To ring in the new year, plans for a new mega-development have been revealed for the parking lots surrounding the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn. Dubbed ‘Woodlawn Central’ the project would redevelop eight parcels of vacant land and parking lots into 1.25 million square feet of mixed-use space focused on benefiting the area. The large team includes the church, The University of Chicago, the Preservation of Affordable Housing, Citibank, AECOM as well as SOM and Gensler on the design side.
New details have been revealed for a new mixed-use development at 1134 S Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District. Located adjacent to an existing two-story medical facility run by the project’s developer The Chicago Lighthouse, the new structure would replace the existing corner parking lot and expand the services offered on-site with new residences. Chicago Lighthouse is partnering with Brinshore Development on the project with Landon Bone Baker Architects as the designers.
Claiming the second place in the Chicago YIMBY 2021 countdown is the east tower of One Chicago, which tops out at 971 feet tall in River North. Part of One Chicago’s two-building complex is the west tower which claimed the sixth place in the countdown, the structures replaced a parking lot that once belonged to the Holy Name Cathedral across the street. Developer JDL teamed up with Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners on the Art Deco-inspired skyscraper which also claims the eighth tallest spot in the skyline per CTBUH.
Resuming into the fourth spot of the 2021 Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown is 1000 S Michigan Avenue otherwise known as 1000M in the South Loop. Topping out at a revised 805 feet tall, the tower is designed by prolific architect Helmut Jahn whose work includes the Thompson Center and passed away earlier this year in the suburbs. Developers Time Equities and JK Equities partnered on the skyscraper which recently secured financing to resume construction after stopping work early in the pandemic.
A permit was issued last week for a new three-story residential building located at 5128 N Avers Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. Knock Enterprises is listed as the owner, and the plans indicate this project will feature a total of three dwelling units. The property lot is currently vacant.