Funding has been approved for the construction of a new performing arts center at 4343 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Bronzeville. Located just north of the intersection with E 44th Street, the center will utilize an existing two-story masonry clad building on the Bronzeville Cultural Corridor. The project was conceptualized by local actor Harry Lennix who is working with developer Keith Giles, investor Mike Wordlaw, and local firm Nia Architects on the design of what Lennix envisions to become the “Black Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.”
Demolition permits were issued yesterday for a two-story residential building at 855 N Paulina Street in West Town. The lot is currently occupied by a two-story masonry residence. The permit owner is listed as The Alverna Group, LLC. YIMBY previously reported on this property in February when permits were issued for new construction.
Potential groundbreaking have been announced for two Fulton Market projects after securing the land sale and anchor tenants this week. The two projects in question are the life sciences building at 400 N Elizabeth Street and the office building at 360 N Green Street, each led by different developers but delivering similar amounts of leasable space at each end of the quickly growing neighborhood. All together they will bring roughly 1 million square feet of new commercial space in an area poaching new leases at a faster rate than most.
Facade scaffolding can be seen along the frontage 430 N Michigan Avenue, the downtown headquarters for The National Association of Realtors (NAR). Originally built in 1962 as a 10-story building, this Magnificent Mile has high…
The Department of Planning and Development has launched a new community-centered program designed to help make use of underutilized spaces in residential and retail corridors. The program is called the Public Outdoor Plaza or POP! program and includes the Mahalia Jackson Plaza which YIMBY previously reported on earlier this month.