Demolition permits have been issued for a single-story masonry building at 8516 S Commercial Avenue in South Chicago. Forte Holdings LLC is the owner of the building, whose plans for the former car dealership have not yet been revealed. The lot is zoned for C2-2 Motor Vehicle Related Commercial District, which permits a wider range of business types than B1-designated districts, well as apartments above the ground floor. C2-2 also allows for a floor area ratio of 2.2, by which any new building may have up to 2.2 times more square footage than the containing lot.
Chicago City Council has fully approved a mixed-use development located at 160 N Elizabeth Street in West Loop. Located at the intersection of W Randolph Street and N Elizabeth Street, the project site is currently occupied by two masonry buildings. The property is bound by a public alley to the north, N Elizabeth Street to the east, W Randolph Street to the south, and a one-story commercial building to the west. Moceri + Roszak is the developer behind the project.
Structural work is now topped out with cladding nearing completion for 300 W Division Street, a seven-story mixed-use building at the southern edge of Old Town. The Domain Group is behind the development, whose plans comprise of retail space at ground level, and 89 apartments above. These units will be split with 65 one-bedrooms and the remaining 24 residences as studios. Ground-level parking will also be included, although the number of parking spaces is currently unknown.
Construction permits have been issued for a two-story Buddhist educational center and temple located at 2251 S Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown.
Construction is approaching completion for the 50,000-square-foot expansion of the Steppenwolf Theater, located at 1646 N Halsted Street in the southwest corner of Lincoln Park. The new building will feature a 400-seat in the round theater, a dedicated education floor, a sunlit two-story atrium lobby, a wine bar and sidewalk lounge, and a costume shop.