The Chicago City Council has approved the landmark status 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.
Foundation permits have been issued for a five-story residential building located at 2212 W Lawrence Avenue in Lincoln Square. The owner, filed under Deanna Zivkovic, plans to incorporate 10 total units, as well as four surface exterior parking spaces. The new development will replace a currently vacant lot. Earlier plans were made back in 2013 to build a four-story, 23-unit, mixed-use building, though these plans appear to have been abandoned. In the process of this planning however, a zoning ordinance was passed to convert the property from Bl-1 Neighborhood Shopping District to B2-3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use District. It is unclear however if the new building will occupy the same footprint, given its smaller scope.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved 43Green, a 10-story mixed-use development located at 4308 S Calumet Avenue in Bronzeville. Located at the intersection of E 43rd Street and S Calumet Avenue, the project site is a vacant lot adjacent to the CTA Green Line tracks. The development is a result of the collaboration between The Habitat Company and P3 Markets.
Full construction permits have been issued for a new three-story residential building located at 218 W 24th Street in Chinatown. Owned and under development by Victor Kuo of Kuo Construction Inc, the planned structure will house three total residences, a basement for tenant storage, and three on-grade parking spaces. Chicago YIMBY reported on this project last December, when demolition permits were issued for the previously occupying frame residential building.