Work has wrapped up for a five-story mixed-use project known as “The Balaban” located at 4806 N Magnolia Avenue in Uptown. Developed by JAB Real Estate, the project is located directly west of The Uptown Theater and has replaced a former parking lot.
Demolition permits have been issued for a one-story masonry community center building, located at 4056 N Pulaski Road in Irving Park. The filing owner is listed under 4056 N Pulaski LLC, with plans for a new single-story restaurant with a new trash enclosure, fencing, and an accessory parking lot. Other details regarding the project architect, design, or anticipated tenant have not yet been revealed.
Exterior work continues around the hotel portion of the partially-complete St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower), a 101-story mixed-use skyscraper in Lakeshore East. Rising 1,191 feet at 375 E Wacker Drive, this supertall tower now ranks as Chicago’s third tallest building. Developed by Magellan Group, the tower will house a 191-key hotel on the first 11 floors, while the remaining floors will comprise of 393 condominiums. St. Regis Hotel and Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, manages both the hotel and residential portion.
The Chicago City Council has approved a mixed-use development at 1838 N Elston Avenue in Bucktown. Located on a midblock site, the property is bounded by a one-story commercial building to the north, N Elston Avenue to the east, a two-story commercial structure to the south, and N Besly Court to the west. The Lincoln Yards development is located across the street to the east, while the Kennedy Expressway is nearby to the west. The property currently holds a one-story commercial building. JAB Real Estate is the developer behind the proposal.
Construction permits have been issued for 18 adjacent three-story townhomes, divided between three buildings at 3122, 3124, and 3126 S Benson Street in Bridgeport. Bensen Place LLC is the filing owner of the homes, which will line a cul-de-sac driveway off of S Benson Street. Each 2,000-square-foot home will come with three bedrooms, a two-car garage on the first floor, and a rooftop terrace. Both the driveway and the homes will replace a previously vacant lot.