Updated details have been revealed for Invest South/West winner Galleria 89 at 8840-8854 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Located on the northwest corner with E 89th Street, the new project will replace a one-story commercial building with a new structure along with rehabbing an adjacent existing building. Led by developer 548 Capital and designed by the Rivetna Architects and Farr Associates, the concept was presented to the Committee on Design earlier this week.
The City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are celebrating two years of the Invest South/West initiative across the city. The program launched in 2019 with $750 million in public funding for projects across 12 commercial corridors in 10 south- and west-side communities aimed at creating jobs, improving safety, and providing housing options. With many winners announced in the last two years, the projects have also spurred plenty of private developments in areas being reinvigorated by the program.
This week, Chicago YIMBY had the opportunity to tour a new construction prototype known as SPLAM (short for “SPatial LAMinated timber”), built as part of the 2021 Chicago Architectural Biennial. The single-story piece is located at EPIC Academy’s South Shore campus in South Chicago. The exact address for the project is 8255 S Houston Avenue, the same address as EPIC Academy.
The City of Chicago’s Invest South/West Initiative has selected winners for the next four RFP sites in Chicago. Located in four neighborhoods, the sites are located in South Chicago, North Lawndale, Bronzeville, and New City.
Construction permits have been issued for a new two-story residential building situated at 9128 S Burley Avenue in South Chicago. Claretian Associates Inc. is the filing owner, whose plans comprise of two dwellings atop a basement level. Much of the construction has already taken place, with the main exterior frame having been built in 2008 under a now-voided permit.