Initial permits have been issued for the mixed-use development at 4601 S Ellis Avenue in Kenwood. Located on the southeast corner of the intersection with E 46th Street near Gwendolyn Brooks Park, the project will restore and renovate the existing St. James United Methodist Church complex and bring it back to life after being abandoned for some time now. Since we first covered the proposal in 2020, the team has remained the same with developer Creative Design Builders leading the charge along with ZED Architects the design.
Zoning has been approved for an adaptive reuse development at 4601 S Ellis Avenue in Kenwood. Located at the intersection of S Ellis Avenue and E 46th Street, the project encompasses an existing church building on the corner lot. The nearest public transportation is the CTA Route 47, accessed at the 47th Street and Ellis bus stop, a two-minute walk away. 4611 S Ellis LLC is in developing the project.