South Shore

City Announces Winners Of Chicago Works Community Challenge

The City of Chicago has announced the first seven winners of the first round of the Chicago Works Community Challenge across the city. In a press event at Rainbow Beach Park led by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the winners of a combined $1.5 million grant were declared part of the larger $10 million initiative which began in 2021 and garnered roughly 500 submissions from locals across the seven target regions.

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New Round Of Winners Announced For The Invest South/West Initiative

Three new winners of the city’s Invest South/West initiative have been announced by the mayor in Humboldt Park and South Shore. The three winners are located at 3601 W Chicago Avenue and 4000 W North Avenue in 2908 E 79th Street in South Shore. All together the three proposals represent a $126 million investment in the neighborhoods aimed at increasing the quality of life, adding equitable affordable housing while joining a list of seven past winners of the two-year-old program that are set to break ground soon.

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Regal Mile Studios. Rendering by Bauer Latoza Studio

City Council Approves Regal Mile Studios Development at 7700 S Stony Island Avenue in South Shore

The Chicago City Council has approved the Regal Mile Studios development located at 7700 S Stony Island Avenue in South Shore. The large triangular site is bound by S Stony Island Avenue to the east, E 77th Street to the north, and S Chicago Avenue to the southwest. Formerly the home of a Kmart, the almost seven-acre parcel now sits vacant. Regal Mile Ventures LLC is the developer behind the project, composed of Loop Capital and Derek Dudley, a producer of Showtime’s The Chi series.

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7215 S Ridgeland Avenue

Renovation Permits Issued for 7215 S Ridgeland Avenue in South Shore

This week, renovation permits were issued to an existing two-story masonry building located at 7215 S Ridgeland Avenue in South Shore. The occupying owner Kim Russell plans to add a third unit to the basement portion, while also refurbishing the rest of the building. Other improvements include new drywall, new finishes and interior alterations, a replacement of the rear porch, and upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

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