Construction is progressing for the redevelopment of an existing church and a new addition at 1101 Church Street in Evanston. Developed as a joint venture partnership by Bob Ranquist, John Searls, and Chris Dillion, the 30-unit project incorporates the existing Sojourner Covenant Church, built in 1911 and closed in 2018. Philadelphia-based ISA is the architect behind the plan, which has been dubbed “Lodge Evanston.”
Initial funding has been announced for the mixed-use development at 835 W Addison Street in Lakeview East. Sitting near the intersection with N Halsted Street, it is across the street from the local Chicago Police Department station which is currently housing a large number of migrants. The project is being led by the Lakeview Lutheran Church and the Over The Rainbow Association, with architecture firm Weese Langley Weese working on its design.
The City of Chicago has issued a permit for the construction of a new three story residential building at 6540 S Minerva Avenue in Woodlawn. The building plan incorporates a rear patio, porch with stairs, and a parking pad accommodating two vehicles, including one accessible space.
Optima, Inc. has completed the Optima Verdana rental complex in downtown Wilmette. The property, which opened its leasing office this past May, has achieved a 72% occupancy rate. Designed by David Hovey Sr. and David Hovey Jr., the new building offers 100 units, comprising one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts, as well as penthouses. These units vary in size from 660 to 2,790 square feet, with monthly rents ranging between $3,000 and $12,000.
A new major lounge has been revealed for the new Terminal 5 expansion at O’Hare International Airport. The lounge will be for LOT Polish Airlines, the national carrier of Poland who flies multiple times a day to Chicago. The space will bring additional amenities to the terminal and is being designed by an undisclosed local-architecture firm according to the airline’s press release.