The Chicago City Council has approved the full landmark designation for The Warehouse at 204-208 S Jefferson Street in West Loop Gate. Located near the intersection with W Adams Street, the small building recently received its final landmark recommendation from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks earlier this month after a multi-week battle supported by locals. With its full landmark status granted, the structure is now protected from demolition and will eventually receive a plaque outside.
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A final landmark recommendation has been made by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for The Warehouse at 204-208 S Jefferson Street in West Loop Gate. Located in a small unassuming building near the intersection with W Adams Street, the structure is considered the birthplace of house music in the late 1970’s to 1980’s. Recently the building went up for sale with no protection against demolition, thus locals and house music fans helped lead the efforts towards landmark designation.
Zoning has been fully approved for the mixed-use development at 135 N Des Plaines Street in West Loop Gate. Located on the southeast corner with W Randolph Street just a block away from the highway, the upcoming proposal will replace a surface parking lot and its small footprint as the neighborhood continues to fill in long-term gaps. Developer Rogers Park Holdings LLC is working with local firm Axios Architects & Consultants on the small building which was announced earlier this year.
A more precise completion date has been revealed for the mixed-use development at 655 W Madison Street in West Loop Gate as we take a closer look at its design. Located directly next to the Kennedy Expressway in the quickly growing neighborhood, the proposal replaces a surface parking lot with a multi-phase two-tower concept. Developer John Buck Company updated their website for the HOK– and JGMA-designed project, which will be managed by local real estate firm Madison Rose which is also in charge of One Chicago.
The Chicago City Council has given the green light for 640 W Randolph Street, a 15-story mixed-use development project in the West Loop Gate neighborhood. The development, situated at the intersection with N Des Plaines Street, will replace an existing surface parking lot near the highway. Vista Property Group and Antunovich Associates, who have previously collaborated on projects at 741 N Wells and 609 W Randolph, are the driving force behind this new development, employing a similar industrial-inspired design approach.