A permit was issued this past Thursday for a three-story residential building with a masonry facade at 6444 S Evans Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Dajuan Robinson of DNA Construction & Consulting is listed as the owner of the proposed project. The build details three total dwelling units each outfitted with a rear deck, a fenced-in yard, and a three-car parking pad. The lot is currently vacant.
Significant construction progress can be seen for Structured Development‘s Shops at Big Deahl masterplan, situated on an elbow-shaped property in Near North Side’s Clybourn Corridor area. This $250 million, four-building development is already a quarter complete, having completed three-story climbing gym called Movement Lincoln Park in 2021. With Power Construction as the general contractor, the remaining three buildings are now rising in tandem, and will serve as a new mixed-use hub for the primarily retail and residential neighborhood. As part of the developer’s plans for the site, there will also be a small urban park at the south end with greenery, terraces, and seating areas.
Developer Shapack Partners has filed a zoning application for a multi-tower development to be located at 509 N Union Avenue in West Town. Alec and Jennifer Litowitz are attached to the project as capital partners. The recently purchased land is an assemblage of sites and will total approximately 3.25 acres. The parcels were purchased over a six-year span beginning in late 2016. Shapack Partners is teaming up with New York-based ODA as well as Eckenhoff Saunders Architects to bring the design to life.
A new permit was issued last week for the construction of a four-story mixed-use construction located at 1617 W Irving Park Road in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as 1617 Irving Park LLC and plans indicate there will be retail on the first floor, and six total units spread across the remaining floors. Each of the units will feature a front and rear balcony, and the building will have a roof deck. The new construction will also have a garage with interior grade parking for six vehicles on the first floor; the garage will have its own roof deck.
Renovation work continues to take shape at the 24-story Victor F. Lawson House at 30 W Chicago Avenue in Near North Side. The Art Deco high rise was originally designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond and completed in 1931. Developer Holsten Real Estate will be deconverting the former YMCA from 538 single room occupancy units into 408 affordable apartments. In exchange for keeping all on-site units affordable until at least 2073, the project received both low income housing tax credits and $12.4 million in historic preservation tax credits. Holsten Real Estate has also received a $17.6 million loan from the city, a $79.4 million loan from Chase Bank, and a $17.2 million loan from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.