Last week, a partial construction permit was approved for a new 30-story mixed-use tower at 1400 S Wabash Avenue in South Loop. The site of the project has long sat vacant as a former parking lot, with one of Chicago YIMBY’s earliest articles speculating on the developer plans. Now set to stand 305 feet to the roof and 316 feet to pinnacle, the glassy new tower will have a significant impact on South Loop’s steadily-densifying skyline.
In preparation for the release of Home Sweet Home Alone, a Home Alone sequel now streaming on Disney+, the famed suburban Chicago home will be available for the first time ever on Airbnb. Devin Ratra, who played big brother Buzz in the holiday classic is listed as the host for the McCallister home on December 12th.
Coming in at #26 on YIMBY’s year-end countdown of tallest active projects is the renovation of The Belden Stratford, a hotel-turned-residential building bordering Lincoln Park. Standing 16 stories and 176 feet, this iconic Beaux-Arts-style building was designed by Meyer Fridstein and completed in 1923 at the address 2300 N Lincoln Park West.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved preliminary landmark status for the Ludlow Typograph Building at 2032 N Clybourn Avenue in Lincoln Park. Located near the Lincoln Yards mega-development, the 1913 building will be rehabilitated into a mixed-use property by developer Annexation LLC, who recently bought the building for $15 million.
A demolition permit was last week for a two-story multi-unit frame residence along with a detached frame garage located at 1323 W Nelson Street in the Lake View neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as 1323 W Nelson LLC.