Initial brickwork can be seen for a five-story residential building located at 120 N Willard Court, just south of the Randolph Street commercial corridor in West Loop. The development will replace a pre-Chicago Fire single-family residence, which received demolition permits last December.
Permits were issued recently for a new three-story residential building located at 2132 W Rice Street in the West Town neighborhood. The lot is currently unoccupied. The permit owner is listed as 2132 W Rice LLC, and plans indicate that the scope of the project will include three total units and a basement level. There will be a rooftop deck with an enclosed staircase, rear decks on all floors, as well as a balcony for each unit on the front of the building on the third floor. Plans also show a three-car parking pad is planned.
This week, EQ Office announced the completion of Willis Tower’s $500 million makeover spanning from its base to pinnacle. Bookending Chicago’s skyline in the southwest corner of The Loop, the 108-story Chicago icon has received extensive renovations to both its public and private spaces. A three-story podium known as Catalog has also been constructed, wrapping around all four sides of the skyscraper’s base.
An official opening ceremony has been held for the new mixed-use development at 2602 N Emmett Street in Logan Square. Located on the intersection with W Kedzie Avenue, the completed project replaced a vacant parking lot adjacent to the CTA Blue Line Logan Square station. Becoming the first Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) in the city, it was developed by local non-profit Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation who operates now over 2,000 affordable units across the city. Their team partnered with Chicago-based Landon Bone Baker Architects who are well known for their work on multiple affordable buildings as well.
A permit was issued recently for the new construction of a two-story residential building at 55 N Menard Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The owner is listed as A-Z Builders Inc, and the current plans show this project will have three flats. The facade will feature a front metal staircase and the rear of the building will be outfitted with metal porches. The site will include three parking stalls. The property is currently vacant.