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Renovation of Rooftop Decks Approved at 1550 N Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast

Permits have been issued for a renovation project at 1550 N Lake Shore Drive in Gold Coast. The project involves replacing both the shared and private rooftop decks of the 33-story, 200-unit residential building. These renovations are significant for enhancing the outdoor spaces of the building, offering residents improved amenities and recreational areas. The building is classified under Occupancy Type R-2 and Type 1A construction, with no changes planned for its occupancy or egress.

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Residential Development Takes Shape at 1101 Church Street in Evanston

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.”

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835 W Addison Street. Rendering by Weese Langley Weese

Initial Funding Announced For 835 W Addison Street In Lakeview East

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.

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Optima Verdana Now Fully Complete in Downtown Wilmette

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.

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