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City Council Approves Pair Of Public Spaces In Logan Square

The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for two new public spaces at 2550 N Milwaukee Avenue and 2420 N Sacramento Avenue in Logan Square. Located at either ends of the recently completed Logan Apartments that replaced the long-running Megamall flea market a few years ago. The underutilized lots are being developed by the Chicago Park District in collaboration with Alderman Scott Waguespack and local community groups, all of which are working with the Chicago office of architecture firm SmithGroup on the design of both proposals.

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Further Details Revealed For Hospital Expansion At 900 W Nelson Street In Lake View East

Further details have been revealed for a hospital addition at 900 W Nelson Street in Lake View East. The expansion will be for the Illinois Masonic Hospital which has been slowly re-designing and expanding its existing campus as demand rises and technology changes. The multi-phase plan is being developed by the hospital with SmithGroup working on the building’s design, which was recently submitted for approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services review board.

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Winning Proposal Selected For RFP At 5021 S Wabash Avenue In Grand Boulevard

Plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of an existing building at 5021 S Wabash Avenue in Grand Boulevard. Located just north of E 51st Street, the project site includes a large empty lot along with the aforementioned small structure. The project comes as the answer to a 2021 RFP by the city to help bolster the commercial presence near and on 51st, the winning entry dubbed ‘Soul City Kitchens’ is being led by Urban Equities with local design firm SmithGroup re-imagining the lot.

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City Of Chicago Launches Study Of Clark Street Retail Corridor

The City of Chicago has launched a new study to determine the future of N Clark Street in Sheridan Park, Winnemac, and Andersonville. The project led by the Department of Planning and Development along with the Uptown and Andersonville Chambers of Commerce will analyze the future of the commercial corridor as retail and dining experiences continue to change and evolve. Dubbed ‘Clark Street Crossroads,’ the stretch from W Montrose Avenue to the south up and W Foster Avenue to the north currently has a pedestrian street designation similar to the recently approved designation in the West Loop.

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Updated Renderings Revealed for Hospital Expansion at 900 W Nelson Street in Lake View

Updated renderings have been revealed for a hospital expansion at 900 W Nelson Street in Lake View East. Bound by W Barry Avenue to the north and W Nelson Street to the south, the development proposed a multi-level expansion to the existing facility at the Illinois Masonic Hospital designed by the local office of SmithGroup. The hospital, which has recently completed a new parking garage nearby at 3021 N Sheffield Avenue, looks to proceed with the first half of the third phase of their campus expansion.

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