Exterior cladding is climbing the final floors of Onni Group‘s Old Town Park Phase Three, located at 228 W Hill Street in Near North Side. With a pinnacle of 447 feet, the mixed-use tower ranks as the 20th tallest recent development in Chicago.
With approval from the Community Development Commission, the Chicago Department of Planning & Development has issued four Request for Proposals for sites across neighborhoods in southern and western Chicago, as part of the INVEST South/West initiative. The four sites are located in Bronzeville, North Lawndale, New City, and South Chicago.
Foundation permits have been issued for a three-story daycare center at 2745 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. Filed under the owner Kensington Lincoln Park Building LLC, the commercial development will occupy the site of a previously demolished trio of masonry structures. Details regarding the size of the building footprint and its square footage are not currently known. However, the parcel’s zoning designation allows for a floor area ratio of up to 2.2, meaning that the total building’s floor space may be up to 2.2 times that of the site itself.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved the final landmark recommendation and Class L tax incentive for the Illinois Bell Building. Located at 225 W Randolph Street in The Loop, the tower is located at the intersection of W Randolph Street and N Franklin Street. The tower rises 427 feet over 31 floors, and was constructed in 1965. The building was originally home to the headquarters of its namesake tenant, the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, while most recently home to AT&T offices.
Initial work has commenced for West Loop‘s 932 W Randolph Street, where L3 Capital is planning the renovation of an existing three-story masonry building, as well as a new three-story addition. YIMBY previously reported a zoning approval for the proposal, which included changing the property’s designation from C1-2 to DX-5. Programming will include retail space at ground level, with office space on the two floors above. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks also deemed that the project and its design would not have an adverse affect on the area’s historical context.