The Chicago City Council has approved the landmark designation of the Morton Salt Warehouse Complex in West Town. Addressed at 1357 N Elston Avenue, the complex is located at the intersection of N Elston Avenue and W Blackhawk Street. The eastern edge of the site is along the northern branch of the Chicago River. Blue Star Properties and R2 Companies are the developers and owners behind the complex.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building at 817 N Rockwell Street in West Town. The filing owner has been listed as 817 N. Rockwell LLC, with plans for three dwellings, a basement, a rooftop deck and stair enclosure, and a detached three-car garage with a separate rooftop deck. The development is set to replace a two-floor masonry residential building.
A new developer has taken over the Congress Theater redevelopment plan and intends to break ground by the end of the year. Located at 2135 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, the historic Congress Theater sits at the corner of N Milwaukee Avenue and N Rockwell Street. Baum Revision is the new developer, taking over after the previous developer couldn’t finance the project.
Facade restoration is making headway for the 24-story Old Republic Building, located at 307 N Michigan Avenue in The Loop. The 325-foot-tall Classic Revival office tower was designed by Vitzthum & Burns and opened in 1924 along the newly-widened Michigan Avenue.
Construction permits were issued this week for a new two-story retail building, located at 113 E Oak Street in Near North Side. The owner-occupied site is being developed under the name 113 E Oak Street LLC, and will be replacing a three-story white masonry building.