The City of Chicago and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have announced the 24 recipients of a nearly $1 billion investment in affordable housing, the largest in Chicago history. All together the selected developments will bring 2,428 residential units across 14 neighborhoods in collaboration with Chicago Department of Housing. The winning proposals come from a list of 51 applicants and consist of new construction, preservations, and rehabilitation work.
A demolition permit was issued yesterday to remove a former Kiln factory located at 10600 S Green Bay Avenue in the East Side neighborhood. The three-story structure borders the Calumet River. The permit’s owners have been listed as the Chicago Development LLC.
The recently topped-out 609 W Randolph Street takes the 23rd spot in Chicago YIMBY’s year-end countdown. The 15-story, 211-foot-tall high-rise comes to us from developer Vista Property Group and is designed by Antunovich Associates in the growing West Loop Gate neighborhood. The development which replaced a surface parking lot also included renovations of the existing adjoining five-story brick building built in the 1890’s.
With ground having broken and the tower crane now installed, foundation work can be seen progressing for a new nine-story mixed-use building located at 4611 N Broadway in Uptown. Prior to construction, the site was occupied by a low-rise masonry commercial building, which wrapped up demolition this past spring.
A permit was approved yesterday for a new two-story residential building at 1740 W 17th Street in the Lower West Side neighborhood. The owner is listed as Cornel Contac, and the current plans indicate this project will yield three total dwelling units. The building will feature a finished basement, rooftop deck with a stair enclosure, and a rear two-story porch. Per plans, the project will also feature a parking pad. The planned structure will replace an existing building.