The Chicago City Council has approved the final landmark designation for the Epworth Church at 5153 N Kenmore Avenue in Edgewater. Located south of the intersection with W Berwyn Avenue near Foster Beach, demolition efforts last year by a developer trying to construct residential on the site set-off the landmark process. Now the City Council has officially protected the structure which does not close it off to redevelopment opportunities.
A construction permit has been approved for a new residential development located at 1007 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen. The project will see the construction of a three-story building with two duplex units and a basement. Also noted in the filing was a private rooftop deck and a three-story open steel porch in the rear yard. This new building will occupy a previously vacant site owned by Sergio Garcia, who is also the acting general contractor.
The Chicago City Council has approved the latest plans for 1300 W Carroll Avenue in the West Loop. Located on the corner with N Elizabeth Street just north of the upcoming 225 N Elizabeth in the westward expanding skyline, it replaces the now vacant site which was the former home of the ADM Wheat Mill Silos. While the multi-phase project was originally proposed in 2021 and having gone through a handful of design changes since, developer Sterling Bay has received its final approval for the SOM-designed structure prior to permits.
In the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the historic site of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 3301 S Indiana Avenue, is undergoing a transformation into the National Museum of Gospel Music. The design of the project blends the past and present, incorporating the original limestone walls of the church. The developer for the project is Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, in collaboration with architect Dirk Lohan of Wight & Company.
An alteration and renovation permit has been approved for an existing property at 2619 N Kimball Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The project will convert the four-unit residential apartment building into a five-unit building, with an additional dwelling unit in the front basement. The project’s owner is David Payne.