The atrium section has completed for the adaptive reuse office development at 1690 N Elston Avenue in West Town. The former 3-story masonry industrial building will be refurbished and retrofitted alongside the construction of a…
Adaptive re-use work has made extensive progress at the Morton Salt Factory at 1357 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Developer trio R2 Companies, Blue Star Properties, and Skydeck have planned for a new office and entertainment embedded within the shell of the former factory.
Chicago YIMBY wants to highlight some of the preservation wins seen across the city in the last few years, with updates as of late having demonstrated the importance of preserving the city’s architectural legacy. Recent examples include the Washington Park National Bank redevelopment in Woodlawn where the redesign now incorporates the existing facade after locals demanded it be saved, and Epworth Church in Edgewater where buyers pulled their demolition application this week. Varying in sizes, restoration projects keep the city’s history alive in a tangible way for many.
A demolition permit has been issued for the removal of a two-story masonry building and a detached frame garage located at 1757 W Superior Street in the West Town neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as John Downes Construction Inc.
A permit was issued last week for the deconversion of a three-unit residential building located at 1132 N Winchester Avenue in West Town. The permit was issued to change a three dwelling-unit building into one with only two dwelling units. This is an interior renovation and will include a new third-floor frame addition, as well as a new rear porch, and new roofing. This building is owner-occupied by Sonya Sachdeva. There will not be a need for a zoning change.