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Obama Presidential Center. Rendering by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Obama Presidential Center Nears Full Height in Jackson Park

Construction is nearing full height for the Obama Presidential Center at 6000 S Stony Island Avenue in Jackson Park. The center, spearheaded by the Obama Foundation, will replace a portion of the park that formerly housed a football field, situated southwest of the Museum of Science and Industry. The architectural design is a collaborative effort between Interactive Design Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, while the landscape architecture is being handled by a team consisting of Living Habitats, Site Design Group, and Michael van Valkenburg Associates.

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Zoning Application Submitted for Invest South/West’s “The Ave” in Humboldt Park

A zoning application has been submitted for ‘The Ave’, a new mixed-use development at 3601 W Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park. This project is part of the Invest South/West initiative and aims to redevelop a city-owned, L-shaped lot. The site currently houses the Neighborhood Housing Services building and another low-rise structure. KMW Communities, Preservation of Affordable Housing, and Community Enterprises Corporation are collaborating on this proposal for affordable housing and retail space. Originally planned as a five-story project, it has been revised to four stories to enhance cost efficiency.

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Renovation Work Progresses for 10 and 120 S Riverside Plaza in West Loop Gate

In West Loop Gate, two office buildings located at 10 and 120 S Riverside Plaza continue to undergo renovations as part of a larger repositioning project. These two structures, each rising 21 stories, collectively offer 1.4 million square feet of space with 37,000-square-foot floor plates. With SOM as the original architect behind both structures, 10 S Riverside Plaza was constructed in 1965, while 120 S Riverside Plaza was completed in 1967.

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Neighborhood Meetings Held For Community Spaces Under Red Line

Initial neighborhood meetings have been held for the community spaces below the upcoming Red and Purple Line Modernization (RPM) across the north side. The project will run below and adjacent to the new track from W Lawrence Avenue in the south to W Ardmore Avenue in the north. Efforts are being led by the Chicago Transit Authority who brought on local firm Site Design Group to execute the work.

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