An additional approval has been granted for Bally’s temporary casino within the Medinah Temple at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. In the works since Bally’s won the famed city casino bid last year, the temporary location has been quickly coming together in the last few months while awaiting a summer opening. The renovation of the historical structure is being led by Rhode-Island based Bally’s along with STL Architects and SOSH Architects working on its design.
A renovation permit has been approved for alterations at an existing edifice at 58 W Huron Street in River North. The property, owned by Rush Oak LLC, is a three-story office building. The planned work involves significant structural changes, specifically the removal of the masonry bearing walls down the center of the building and their replacement with steel beams and columns to support the floor loads of the second and third floors as well as the roof. The renovations will not result in changes to the building’s use, size, or occupancy.
Potential details have been revealed for the full build-out of the Fifth Third Arena at 301 S Damen Avenue in the Near West Side. Located on the southeastern corner with W Jackson Boulevard and bound by the Eisenhower to the south, the multi-phase plan will eventually replace a vacant lot just west of the arena. The overall plan is being led and developed by the Chicago Blackhawks as they seek to begin with an arena expansion.
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery Chicago continues its transformation at 375 N Morgan Street in Fulton Market. The project, housed within the former Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal building and adjacent to the ongoing construction 360 N Green Street, boasts a newly painted exterior of brick walls. This single-story establishment is set to become the second location in the U.S. for the brewing company, the first being in Baltimore.
A new construction permit has been granted for a multi-family residential development situated at 2720 W 23rd Street in the Little Village neighborhood. The property will be developed by Knightsbridge Developments LLC, replacing a vacant grass lot.