Zoning has been fully approved for the mixed-use development at 135 N Des Plaines Street in West Loop Gate. Located on the southeast corner with W Randolph Street just a block away from the highway, the upcoming proposal will replace a surface parking lot and its small footprint as the neighborhood continues to fill in long-term gaps. Developer Rogers Park Holdings LLC is working with local firm Axios Architects & Consultants on the small building which was announced earlier this year.
A construction permit has been granted for a new four-story building at 4706 S St. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The mixed-use development will feature five residential units above commercial space. The project’s listed owner is Bronzeville Corridor LLC.
The first tower crane permit has been issued for the next expansion phase of Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital in Lake View. Spanning eight occupiable floors and encompassing 10 levels in total, the 900 W Nelson Street project is divided into two sub-phases. The current sub-phase, Phase 03A, will be the construction of three occupiable floors and four total levels. This now-underway addition will adjoin an adjacent medical building completed in 2015. Following this, Phase 03B will yield another five occupiable floors and six added levels (excluding the under-hanging mechanical floor) built atop the Phase 03A structure.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been held for the new headquarters of the Chicago Park District and its adjoining park at 4830 S Western Avenue in Brighton Park. Bounded by W 48th Street to the north, the CTA Orange Line to the south, and S Rockwell Street to the west, the expansive multi-block site used to be vacant land after holding multiple manufacturing businesses before. Now the Park District will move its nearly 200 employees from its current offices at 541 N Fairbanks Court in Streeterville.
A construction permit has been granted for a new community roller rink and plaza located at 4012 W Madison Street in West Garfield Park. This public space will be managed by the Chicago Park District and will be replacing a vacant lot that had been used as a temporary rink and plaza. The landscape architect for the project is Site Design Group.