A demolition permit has been issued for a one-story frame residence and a detached frame garage located at 5416 S Mulligan Avenue in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Kowal Builders of Palos Hills. At the time of this writing, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade any of the zoning designations for this property and there are currently no plans for any future constructions.
Replacement roofing can now be seen taking place atop the main shed at West Town’s former Morton Salt Warehouse. This replacement serves as the first key step in a larger adaptive re-use project, which will transform the former facility into a new entertainment and office venue. Located at 1357 N Elston Avenue, the factory was originally completed in 1930, where it long served as the central production and manufacturing hub for the salt company. In 2017, R2 Companies purchased the aging complex from Morton Salt, while partnering with Blue Star Star Properties and Skydeck (a subsidiary of The Michael Polsky Family Office in Chicago) in the process.
The Chicago City Council has approved the rezoning for a new medical building and future expansion at 1400 W Harrison Street in the Illinois Medical District. Bound by W Harrison Street to the south, S Loomis Street to the east, and the Eisenhower Expressway to the north, the building continues the mass expansion of the Rush University Medical Center. This second phase of construction leaves one last approved expansion pad on the land that used to hold student housing, while also extending the campus east a full city block.
A permit has been issued for a new two-story residential building located at 1829 W Berenice Avenue in the North Center neighborhood. The owner is listed as Scott Stephen and the plans indicate this project will feature two total dwelling units, a basement level, and an attached rooftop deck. There will also be three on-site parking spots. The project will replace an existing structure.
Metal paneling continues to enshroud the six-story office building at 1525 N Elston Avenue in West Town. Developed by Property Adventures Corp, the boutique project encompasses 18,000 square feet, with office space divided between five suites on the second through sixth floors.