Permits have been issued for a two-story residential building at 9230 S Brandon Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood. Claretian Associates Inc. is the owner behind the projects, whose plans indicate two units and a basement. The building was already partially complete, with the shell and core built in 2008 under a separate permit. This other permit had been filed by a separate owner and was originally meant to house just one unit.
Demolition permits have been issued for a single-story masonry building at 8516 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Forte Holdings LLC is the owner of the building, whose plans for the former car dealership have not yet been revealed. The lot is zoned for C2-2 Motor Vehicle Related Commercial District, which permits a wider range of business types than B1-designated districts, well as apartments above the ground floor. C2-2 also allows for a floor area ratio of 2.2, by which any new building may have up to 2.2 times more square footage than the containing lot.
Renovation permits have been issued for an existing church building that lies on the premises of the Great Lakes Academy charter school, located at 8401 S Saginaw Avenue in South Chicago. As the occupying owner, Great Lakes Academy plans to convert the 17,000-square-foot structure and its 15,000-square-foot basement to a gymnasium, cafeteria, and full-service kitchen. The issued permit also indicates a new single-story, 4,000-square-foot structure, as well as a partial renovation of the existing school building.
With approval from the Community Development Commission, the Chicago Department of Planning & Development has issued four Request for Proposals for sites across neighborhoods in southern and western Chicago, as part of the INVEST South/West initiative. The four sites are located in Bronzeville, North Lawndale, New City, and South Chicago.