The Chicago City Council has received the application for the mixed-use development at 8840 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Dubbed Galleria 89, the Invest South/West project was the winner of a 2021 request for proposals and was recently approved by the Plan Commission as well. Developer 548 Capital is leading the project that will preserve an existing structure while adding affordable housing designed by Rivetna Architecture and Farr Associates.
A construction permit has been greenlit for outdoor upgrades to the Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy at 6656 S Normal Boulevard in Englewood. The project, owned by the city, is expected to provide an array of exterior improvements including a new play lot, artificial turf field, stormwater management, and additional landscaping.
Chicago YIMBY continues its Sister Cities series with a look at a recently approved development in nearby Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located just over an hour north right beyond the state-line, the new proposal looks to develop nine blocks of the city’s downtown and won approval from city council earlier this month. Milwaukee-based developer Cobalt Partners, LLC along with C.D. Smith Construction Inc. are behind the project which is being designed by Chicago-based SCB.
Dearborn Station, also known as Polk Street Depot, is one of the remaining central stations in Chicago. This Printer’s Row passenger hub was once notably taller, featuring a distinctive steep pitched roof. In this seventh Lost Legends article, we will discuss the changes in the station over its 140-year history, including the fire that resulted in the loss of the additional structure.
Construction at 5251 N Kedzie Avenue in North Park has received approval for a full building permit that was filed by Chicago Kedzie Self Storage LLC. This five-story, climate-controlled structure will replace what is currently a vacant lot.