A permit was approved on Friday for a new four-story residential building to be located at 5689 N Lincoln Avenue in the West Ridge neighborhood. The permit indicates that this will be owner-occupied with owners listed as Lekhayim Venture LLC. Plans indicate that the project will yield six total units and include two three-car masonry garages as well as trash enclosures. The development will replace a paved lot.
The State of Illinois has officially signed a contract selling the Thompson Center at 100 W Randolph Street in The Loop. The controversial but architecturally significant building located on the corner with N Clark Street will now receive a multi-million dollar renovation that will forever change its appearance and use. The winning bid for the center came from the Prime Group headed by Michael Reschke with JAHN Architects, the firm of the center’s original architect Helmut Jahn, leading the design efforts for the renovation.
Below-grade foundation work can be seen at the site of 1021 W Polk Street in Little Italy, where a new three-story residential development has been planned. Prior to construction, the lot was occupied by a two-story brick building that underwent demolition last year.
A permit was approved earlier this week for a new two-story residential building at 4922 South Forrestville Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Red Van Construction is listed as the owner and plans indicate this project will yield two total units, each with rear wooden decks. The development will be accompanied by a two-vehicle private masonry garage. The development will replace a vacant lot.
Foundation work is progressing for the University of Illinois Chicago’s new computer science building, set to rise five stories at 900 W Taylor Street in Little Italy. Known as the Computer Design Research and Learning Center, this five-story structure will attach to UIC’s existing Science and Engineering Labs building while adding 135,000 square feet of new programming.