Building permits have been issued for one of the first group of buildings from the mayor’s Invest South/West initiative at 757 and 838 W 79th Street in Auburn Gresham. Located predominantly around the intersection with S Halsted Street, the two-structure project will replace two vacant lots, one of which has sat empty for over 10 years. Developer Evergreen Imagine is working with the award-winning local firm Ross Barney Architects and Nia Architects on the design.
Full construction permits have now been issued for 5200 W Chicago Avenue in Austin. The Oak Park Regional Housing Center and Heartland Housing Alliance have partnered to renovate and redevelop the historic Laramie State Bank building and an adjacent parking lot to the west.
A demolition permit was issued last week for the removal of a one-story frame residence, located at 1632 W Hollywood Avenue in Edgewater. The owner of the permit is listed as Formed Space LLC. A permit has been submitted, but not approved, for the erection of a new single-family home at the property site.
The fifth and final segment of West Loop Collection at 216-236 S Green Street is now at roof height. The project by POGN Development consists of 40 total condominiums divided up into eight per building in the West Loop. From three-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom penthouses, these magnificent residences offer something for everyone. Prices range from a modest $1 million for the single-level “simplex” to $2 million for a duplex penthouse.
The upcoming bills set forward to designate a large portion of the South Side predominantly around Bronzeville as a National Heritage Area will now be signed by President Biden. The two bills H.R. 670 and S.511, which we covered in greater detail exactly a year ago as they were introduced for review by a subcommittee of the National Parks Service, received the necessary legislative votes and will now make their way to the president’s desk. The bills were introduced by US Representative Bobby Rush and Senator Dick Durbin early last year.