Updated renderings and timelines have been revealed for the renovation and expansion of the Shedd Aquarium at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Museum Campus. Originally announced in the beginning of 2022 as part of the larger Centennial Commitment Program running through 2030, the updated timelines were released as work is set to begin soon. The aquarium itself is leading the efforts with the local office of Valerio Dewalt Train working on the design.
Plans for a three-story mixed-use development has been approved by City Council, targeting a currently vacant parcel at 115 S Francisco Avenue in East Garfield Park. Under development by Black Light Fellowship, the project is expected to yield 5,600 square feet of commercial space and eight for-rent apartment units.
A renovation permit has been secured for the 79th Street Chatham Metra station at 1113 E 79th Street in East Catham. Elevated on an embankment and accessible from under a bridge, the station is poised for a series of enhancements by the listed owner Metra.
The 19-story development at 1101 W Van Buren Street, named Coppia is nearing its full height in West Loop. Located between two pre-existing residential towers, Coppia fills a previously unoccupied space in the area. The mixed-use project by Pizzuti Development plans to offer 298 apartment units, ranging from studio designs to three-bedroom layouts, with penthouses occupying the top two levels. The podium will contain space for commercial use, along with an 82-car garage.
Updated renderings have been revealed for the renovation for the structure dubbed Canal Station at 801 S Canal Street in the South Loop. The massive building is located on the southeastern corner with W Polk Street just south of the Old Post Office, thus the property’s new owners hope to cash in on the area’s growing appeal for office relocations in recent years. Developers 601W Companies and The Telos Group are behind the project and are working with SCB on its design.