West Town

New Permits Issued for 1714 North Washtenaw Avenue in West Town

A new permit was issued last week for the construction of a two-story residential construction located at 1714 North Washtenaw Avenue in the West Town neighborhood. The property is zoned as an R-5 construction allowing for two-flats and single-family homes. The permit’s owners have been listed as NSL Development this will be a two-flat construction with a basement. The building will also have a roof deck and rear decks on all levels, as well as a detached three-vehicle garage with its own rooftop deck.

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Salt Shed Announces Opening For Indoor Venue In West Town

An opening date has been announced for the next phase of the Salt Shed entertainment complex at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Located on the intersection with N Magnolia Avenue along the north branch of the Chicago River, the multi-building project partially opened earlier this year with its outdoor venue holding its first concert to much fanfare. Developers R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have been working with locally-based architecture firm Lamar Johnson Collaborative on its design.

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Deep Dive Into Chicago’s Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance After Six Months

Chicago YIMBY deep dives into the Chicago Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance six-months after its launch across various areas in the city. ADU’s have a long history not only in Chicago, but nationally and is seeing a resurgence as the demand for affordable housing and new ways to gain equity are increasing as well. The local ordinance repeals laws created against them over 60-years ago in select pilot areas and went into effect May 1, 2022 after being voted on late last year.

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