Initial details have been revealed for the redesign of the existing skatepark at 2430 W Logan Boulevard in Logan Square. Located right under the Kennedy Expressway, the existing skate park is one of five operated by the Chicago Park District and the only one that operates year-round due to its covered nature. The extensive remodel and redesign is being led by community group Logan Boulevard Skate Park Committee who tapped LA-based Spohn Ranch Skateparks for the conceptual design.
A new construction permit was issued yesterday for a two-story office building at 1327 S Kilbourn Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood. United Scaffolding Inc, is listed as the permit owner and plans indicate this project will also include a pre-engineered metal warehouse as well as a metal canopy for a storage area. The project will replace a vacant lot. Natalie Regan is listed as the structural engineer of record for this project.
The Chicago City Council has approved the redevelopment and land-use agreement for The Covent Hotel mixed-use renovation at 2653 N Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Located on the corner with W Drummond Place just a few blocks from the lake, the proposal would reconvert the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) property into affordable studios led by the National Historic Preservation (NHP) Foundation. The approval would also allow for city funds to be distributed to NHP to fulfill the conversion that has been in the works since 2019.
Construction is drawing to a close for a four-story residential building at 4937 N Winthrop Avenue in Uptown. Variable Properties LLC is the project developer, whose plans consist of seven total condominium units. Prior to this development, the parcel was occupied by a three-story masonry residence.
A permit was approved yesterday for a new two-story residential building to be located at 6368 S Ellis Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The owner is listed under the name Joe Conroy and plans will comprise a two-unit row house and an accompanying four-car garage at the rear. The building will be replacing part of the Ellis Avenue Garden.