After years of delay, construction is expected to begin this year on the Damen CTA Green Line station in the Near West Side. Planned for the intersection of N Damen Avenue and W Lake Street, the new station will add a new stop to the CTA Green Line, replacing a historic station closed in 1948.
Construction permits have been issued for a three-story residential building set for 2044 W Rice Street in West Town‘s Ukrainian Village. Filed under Alverna Group LLC, the new development will feature two total residences, a basement, rooftop deck, and a two-car garage with its own separate rooftop deck. The new structure is set to replace a two-story gabled masonry residence and a detached garage.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved an esports stadium located at 2500 S Wabash Avenue in the Near South Side. Located along S Wabash Avenue, the project will utilize two different sites. The main property, located at 2500 S Wabash Avenue, is bound by E 25th Street to the north, S Wabash Avenue to the east, a four-story residential building to the south, and a public alley and CTA L tracks to the west. The lot currency holds a two-story brick building and surface parking lot for trailers. The secondary lot, located at 2617 S Wabash Avenue, is occupied by an existing surface parking lot and one-story masonry building located at the intersection of S Wabash Avenue and E 26th Street.
Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story masonry mixed-use building, located at Avondale‘s 3407 W Belmont Avenue. So Holdings LLC is the listed owner, whose plans for the site are not yet known. However, the lot is currently zoned for C1-1 Neighborhood Commercial District, which allows for retail storefronts and apartments on the above floors. C1-1 allows for a maximum height of 38 feet and a floor area ratio (FAR) of 1.2. A FAR of 1.2 permits any new development to have up to 20 percent more square footage than the area of the lot itself.