The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the renovation of Heiwa Terrace, an affordable senior housing complex in Uptown. Located at 920 W Lawrence Avenue, the project site is at the intersection of W Lawrence Avenue and N Sheridan Road. The Lawrence CTA L station, serviced by the Red Line, is within a six-minute walk away. Both the 81 and 151 CTA bus routes are accessible at the Sheridan and Lawrence stop, located directly adjacent to the site.
Exterior restoration work of the Old Republic Building is well underway at 307 N Michigan Avenue in the northwest corner of The Loop. Originally designed by Vitzthum & Burns and completed in 1924, the 24-story commercial office and retail building was known as the Bell building until 1956 and designated as a landmark in 2010.
Permits have been issued for a three-story single-family residential building, located at 6229 S Ellis Avenue in Woodlawn. Filed under Lewis Korompilas, the structure will be one of six townhouses planned as part of the overall development, according to the recently issued filing. However, the filing mentioned that the other five structures were not covered in the current permit, and no additional permits have yet been issued. Currently the site is occupied by a three-story masonry residential building with an address of 6229-31 S Ellis Avenue. The exact layout of the six townhouses or whether additional property will be required is not currently known.
Construction is progressing on the multi-building development, PLSN Condos, located at 816-832 W Cullerton Street in Pilsen. The site is between S Halsted Street and S Peoria Street. The nearest public transportation is the 8 and 62 CTA bus routes, accessed at the Halsted and Cullerton stop, within a one-minute walk from the site. Public 2 LLC is the developer behind the project.