Additional funding has been announced for a new dance and community center at 5339 S State Street in Washington Park. Located just north of the intersection with E 54th Street and sandwiched between the namesake park and highway, the new facility will replace a long standing set of vacant lots owned by the city. The team behind the proposal is the Deeply Rooted Dance Company who currently operates downtown; no architect has been announced.
A construction permit has been issued for a new residential development at 5209 S Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood. The project, owned by Igor Goncharko, will consist of a three-story building providing six dwelling units.
The Arts Lawn is an upcoming park project by Arts + Public Life (APL) aiming to provide a space for new events and gathering in the Washington Park neighborhood. The one-acre property, which was formerly an empty grass lot, is now in the final stages of completion.
A construction permit has been approved for a multifamily residential development to be built at 5829 S Wabash Avenue in Washington Park. The property will soon host a two-story, two-unit building with a basement, replacing an empty lot that was once occupied by a two-story frame building (demolished late 2014). The owner of this development is Shatha Williams, as detailed in the permit filing.
Initial details have been revealed for a new community center at 6020 S King Drive in Washington Park. Located on the intersection with E 60th Street on the southwest corner of Washington Park itself, the Sunshine Community Center will consume the majority of a vacant block with the exception of a structure at its southern end. The project is being developed by Sunshine Gospel Ministries who is working with Civic Projects Architecture and the Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives.