Construction of the Damen Green Line Station continues at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side, under the management of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Initiated in 2017, the project has faced delays and a budget increase, now totaling $80.2 million. This development aims to reintroduce rail service to an area that has lacked it since the original station’s demolition in 1948. The original Damen Green Line station, constructed in 1893, was ultimately demolished 55 years later, alongside nine other stations, due to decreased demand and the CTA’s efforts to improve service efficiency.
A new residential project has been approved at 5039 N Winthrop Avenue in Margate Park. The project, which was approved on February 6, has a planned budget of $2,053,440.
Construction has reached its full height for Westhaven Park IID, located at 1959 W Lake Street in the Near West Side. Situated at the corner of N Damen Avenue and W Lake Street, this mixed-use building is adjacent to the upcoming CTA Damen Green Line station. The project is a joint venture involving Brinshore Development, The Michaels Organization, and the Chicago Housing Authority, with architectural design by LBBA Architects.
A zoning application has been submitted for the mixed-use development at 4225 W Madison Street in West Garfield Park. Located mid-block between N Kildare Avenue and N Keeler Avenue, the project will replace two vacant lots near the namesake park. The project is being led by John Gardner and his wife, who own Furry Paws Chicago in Fulton Market.
A construction and renovation project has been approved at 4318 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Grand Boulevard, which is a three-story, six-unit residence. The $50,000 project, which was approved on February 2, seeks to modernize the building with much-needed additions.