Extended funding for the redevelopment of the remaining parcels of the former Cabrini-Green homes has been approved by the Community Development Commission in Near North Side. The first of the two separate vacant parcels just west of downtown, sits north on the corner of N Larrabee Street and N Clybourn Avenue, replacing the recently demolished Near North Career High School. The second parcel just south of the first sits on the northeast corner of W Division Street and N Halstead Street next to a Target that was developed on former housing property as well.
Exterior walls have begun installation at The Gateway Apartments, an 11-story mixed-use building that recently topped out in the Illinois Medical District. Located at 2050 W Ogden Avenue, the project is set to yield 161 rental units atop ground-level retail. Of these apartments, 17 will be designated as affordable and target toward union workers such as nurses, healthcare technicians, healthcare workers, and firefighters.
An emergency demolition permit has been issued for a two-story, multi-unit building in the Engelwood neighborhood. The permit’s owner has been listed as the City of Chicago. As of now, no plans appear to have been submitted to upgrade the zoning designation for the property or for any future constructions.
Construction is now complete for a seven-story residential building known as 1400 Monroe, located at 1400 W Monroe Street near the southwest corner of West Loop. The developer, JK Equities, has provided a total of 42 condominium units, ranging from two- to four-bedroom layouts. While the majority of the units are now sold, the remaining eight units are three-bedroom residences, ranging from 1,668 square feet to 1,958 square feet, and beginning at $1 million.
The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has approved plans for a new mixed-use complex at 4458 S Cicero Avenue in Garfield Ridge. Dubbed the Le Claire Courts, the project would replace a large empty parcel of land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority that is bound by W 45th Street to the south, S Cicero Avenue to the east, the I-55 expressway to the north, and the name-bearing LeClair Courts-Hearst Park to the west. Developers Cabrera Capital Partners and The Habitat Company formed a large design team lead by Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects for the sprawling project.